Determination of legal majority age from 3D magnetic resonance images of the radius bone

Darko Stern, Thomas Ebner, Horst Bischof, Martin Urschler

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Abstract

The determination of an individual's legal majority age is becoming increasingly important in forensic practice. Established age estimation methods are based on 2D X-rays, but suffer from problems due to projective imaging and exposure to ionizing radiation, which, without proper medical or criminal indication, is ethically questionable and legally prohibited in many countries. We propose an automatic 3D method for the determination of legal maturity from MR images based on the ossification of the radius bone. Age estimation is performed by a linear regression model of the epiphyseal gap volume over the known ground truth age of training data. Results are comparable with the established Greulich/Pyle (GP) and Tanner/Whitehouse (TW) methods, but do not involve harmful radiation.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 11th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages1119 - 1122
DOIs
StatusPublished - 2014

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Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Bone and Bones
Linear Models
Ionizing Radiation
Osteogenesis
X-Rays
Radiation
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Stern, D., Ebner, T., Bischof, H., & Urschler, M. (2014). Determination of legal majority age from 3D magnetic resonance images of the radius bone. In IEEE 11th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) (pp. 1119 - 1122). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. DOI: 10.1109/ISBI.2014.6868071

Determination of legal majority age from 3D magnetic resonance images of the radius bone. / Stern, Darko; Ebner, Thomas; Bischof, Horst; Urschler, Martin.

IEEE 11th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2014. p. 1119 - 1122.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Stern, D, Ebner, T, Bischof, H & Urschler, M 2014, Determination of legal majority age from 3D magnetic resonance images of the radius bone. in IEEE 11th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, pp. 1119 - 1122. DOI: 10.1109/ISBI.2014.6868071
Stern D, Ebner T, Bischof H, Urschler M. Determination of legal majority age from 3D magnetic resonance images of the radius bone. In IEEE 11th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2014. p. 1119 - 1122. Available from, DOI: 10.1109/ISBI.2014.6868071
Stern, Darko ; Ebner, Thomas ; Bischof, Horst ; Urschler, Martin. / Determination of legal majority age from 3D magnetic resonance images of the radius bone. IEEE 11th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2014. pp. 1119 - 1122
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