bone age


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

bone age

stage of development of bone (in years) as adjudged by radiography, in contrast to chronologic age.

bone age

Etymology: AS, ban + L, aetas
the stage of development or decline of the skeleton or its segments, as seen in radiographic examination, when compared with x-ray views of the bone structures of other individuals of the same chronological age.

bone age

(bōn āj)
Stage of osseous development (in years) as adjudged by radiography, in contrast to chronologic age.

bone age

An estimate of biological age based on radiological studies of the developmental stage of ossification centers of the long bones of the extremities.
See: epiphysis
See also: age
References in periodicals archive ?
All children should be pre-pubescent and treatment should be initiated at a bone age of </- 7.
Height, weight, bone age, IGF-1 and IGFBP-3 values were measured again.
Can bone age determination provide criteria for growth hormone treatment in adopted girls with early puberty?
Increased growth rates in these children occurred without substantial changes in body composition or any appearance of inappropriate advancement in bone age.
Longitudinal assessment of L-T4 therapy for congenital hypothyroidism: differences between athyreosis vs ectopia and delayed vs normal bone age.
Children with CPP have an increased likelihood of psycho-social problems and also show significantly advanced bone age that can lessen their ability to attain full adult height.
Automatic bone age measurement using computerized image analysis.
Little Darragh Hogan, who has a number of medical difficulties including bone age delay and cleft palate, needs the machine to help him write and concentrate in school.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India ( BCCI) has, thus, become the first Indian sports body to embrace the virtually fool- proof TW3 ( Tanner- Whitehouse 3) bone age maturation process, which has been accepted globally as the " most accurate and convenient" amongst various agedetermination methods.
X-rays of the hand should be performed annually, at a minimum, for evaluation of bone age (maturation of the epiphyses).
How did a young woman's body wind up at the bottom of a lake--and what do wedding cake ingredients, soil samples, radioactive decay, bone age, blood stains, bullet matching, and drug lab evidence reveal about whodunit?