—For many years, various studies have been
conducted to determine methods to identify the age of living
persons. Nowadays, the method most commonly used for the
identification of age is bone age assessment. Bone age assessment
is a method that is very frequently used in forensic cases and by
child development specialists. However, the decision process in
these assessments depends on the observations of a specialist;
hence, the assessment results may vary from one specialist to
another. The purpose of automatic assessment with computers is
to render the decision process more objective, and to
consequently allow more consistent results to be obtained.
Studies in this area have drawn considerable attention to
automatic assessment methods, especially following the
developments in the area of image processing. In the current
study, the Greulich-Pyle (GP) and the Tanner-Whitehouse (TW)
methods used in computer-assisted bone age assessment were
presented, and information was also provided regarding the
automation of these methods.
—Bone age assessment, Greulich-Pyle method,
Tanner-Whitehouse method, TW3.
S. Aydoğdu is with the Fatih Technical High School , Konya, 42003
Turkey (e-mail: email@example.com).
F. Başçiftçi is with the Faculty of Technology, Selcuk University, Konya
42003 Turkey (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite:Sema Aydoğdu and Fatih Başçiftçi, "Methods Used in Computer-Assisted Bone Age Assessment of Children," Journal of Advances in Computer Networks vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 14-17, 2014.