Bone Age

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Bone Age

[′bōn ‚āj]
(archeology)
A prehistoric period of human culture characterized by the use of implements made of bone and antler.
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Assessment of skeletal age is also helpful in evaluation of growth hormone therapy, diagnosis of endocrine disorders, surgical planning of orthopedic disorders and predicting individual's final height (5).
Accuracy of skeletal age assessment in children from birth to 6 years of age with the ultrasonographic version of the Greulich-Pyle Atlas.
The relation of dental calcification to chronological and skeletal age.
Skeletal age was unavailable for 4% of the visits where it was scheduled to be done.
Keywords: Carpal-bone radiograph, skeletal age (estimation), Active Contour Model, GVF-Snake.
The Xray gives the skeletal age," Howse says, "which may differ from the child's chronological age.
In an upcoming book, Youth, Exercise and Sport (Benchmark Press, Indianapolis, 1989), Malina cites a long-term German study of female teenage athletes participating in different sports that shows no significant difference between chronological age and normal skeletal age.
The classical and most widely used method for skeletal age evaluation which is the highly reliable is Hand-wrist radiograph analysis.
A skeletal age is computed using information obtained from demographics of the subject and the ultrasound results.