Skeletal Development and Aging

  • Jim Carmichael
  • Lil-Sofie Ording Müller
  • Karen RosendahlEmail author
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Growing bone is challenging, as bone structure, shape and size change continuously until skeletal maturity. The numerous normal variants of growth which may mimic pathology have been accurately described radiographically, but little is known on the appearances on other modalities such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound. This chapter will take you through fetal and post natal growth of the hand skeleton, and also give an overview of the assessment of bone age.


Skeletal Maturity Ossification Centre Carpal Bone Skeletal Maturation Ulna Styloid Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jim Carmichael
    • 3
  • Lil-Sofie Ording Müller
    • 2
  • Karen Rosendahl
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Paediatric RadiologyHaukeland University Hospital and University of BergenBergenNorway
  2. 2.Section for Paediatric RadiologyOslo University Hospital, HF, UllevålOsloNorway
  3. 3.Department of Paediatric RadiologyGuys and Thomas’/Evelina Childrens HospitalLondonUK

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