bone age


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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
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Age estimation using cervical vertebrae has been increasingly used to assess skeletal maturation instead of the hand-wrist bone age in recent years (1, 6-8, 12-18).
Radiography reveals an enlarged thymus and advanced bone age.
In comparative analysis stepwise binary logistic regression (Wald's test) was used to examine the contribution of bone age, BMI, Cole-Stanfield index and hand radiograms parameters (BL, BT, MD, CT, NBT, NMD, CBDN2CT, NCBDN, CT/BTx100, CBDN).
In our study 90% of children showed the clini- cal signs of the rickets, 80% children had radio- logical findings of rickets, 18% showed delayed bone age and 12% children above six months age had no ossification centre at all.
Hand-wrist bone age was evaluated by the TW3 method, which assessed specific ossification centers of the hand and wrist (radius, ulna, and selected metacarpals and phalanges), leading to their classification into one of several stages.
One of the most frequently requested tests in the evaluation of short and tall stature is a bone age X-ray.
Such prediction is done using bone age determination.
Some of the adverse effects included enlargement of male or female sexual organs, premature development of pubic hair, advanced bone age and aggressive behavior, the FDA reported.
Knowledge of statistical averages is not accurately predictive, as chronological age does not necessarily correlate with bone age.