A Quantitative Study for Developing a Computerized System for Bone Age Assessment in University of Malaya Medical Center
A quantitative study was conducted to direct the design and development of a computerized system for bone age assessment (BAA) in University of Malaya Medical Center (UMMC). Bone age assessment is a clinical procedure performed in pediatric radiology for evaluation the stage of skeletal maturation. It is usually performed by comparing an x-ray of a child’s left hand with a standard of known samples. The current methods utilized in clinical environment to estimate bone age are time consuming and prone to observer variability. This is motivation for developing a computerized method for BAA. A primary analysis shows the current method used by UMMC radiologists for bone age assessment, their feedbacks, problems encountered and their opinions about new approach for BAA. Our study also extracts user requirements for designing and developing a computerized method for BAA.
KeywordsComputerized bone age assessment Quantitative study Bone age Radiography Bone age assessment
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This paper is a part of PhD project in the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology (FCSIT), University of Malaya (UM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This project is under the Grant Number. FL012/2011.
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