Fully Automatic Bone Age Estimation from Left Hand MR Images

Darko Stern, Thomas Ebner, Horst Bischof, Sabine Grassegger, Thomas Ehammer, Martin Urschler

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Abstract

There has recently been an increased demand in bone age estimation (BAE) of living individuals and human remains in legal medicine applications. A severe drawback of established BAE techniques based on X-ray images is radiation exposure, since many countries prohibit scanning involving ionizing radiation without diagnostic reasons. We propose a completely automated method for BAE based on volumetric hand MRI images. On our database of 56 male caucasian subjects between 13 and 19 years, we are able to estimate the subjects age with a mean difference of 0.85±0.58 years compared to the chronological age, which is in line with radiologist results using established radiographic methods. We see this work as a promising first step towards a novel MRI based bone age estimation system, with the key benefits of lacking exposure to ionizing radiation and higher accuracy due to exploitation of volumetric data.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2014
Subtitle of host publication17th International Conference, Boston, MA, USA, September 14-18, 2014, Proceedings, Part II
EditorsPolina Golland, Nobuhiko Hata, Christian Barillot, Joachim Hornegger, Robert Howe
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Pages220-227
Volume8674
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-10470-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-10469-0
DOIs
StatusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume8674

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Bone
Ionizing radiation
Magnetic resonance imaging
Medicine
Scanning
Radiation
X rays

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing

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  • BioTechMed-Graz

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Stern, D., Ebner, T., Bischof, H., Grassegger, S., Ehammer, T., & Urschler, M. (2014). Fully Automatic Bone Age Estimation from Left Hand MR Images. In P. Golland, N. Hata, C. Barillot, J. Hornegger, & R. Howe (Eds.), Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2014: 17th International Conference, Boston, MA, USA, September 14-18, 2014, Proceedings, Part II (Vol. 8674, pp. 220-227). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 8674 ). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG . DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-10470-6_28

Fully Automatic Bone Age Estimation from Left Hand MR Images. / Stern, Darko; Ebner, Thomas; Bischof, Horst; Grassegger, Sabine; Ehammer, Thomas; Urschler, Martin.

Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2014: 17th International Conference, Boston, MA, USA, September 14-18, 2014, Proceedings, Part II. ed. / Polina Golland; Nobuhiko Hata; Christian Barillot; Joachim Hornegger; Robert Howe. Vol. 8674 Switzerland : Springer International Publishing AG , 2014. p. 220-227 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 8674 ).

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

Stern, D, Ebner, T, Bischof, H, Grassegger, S, Ehammer, T & Urschler, M 2014, Fully Automatic Bone Age Estimation from Left Hand MR Images. in P Golland, N Hata, C Barillot, J Hornegger & R Howe (eds), Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2014: 17th International Conference, Boston, MA, USA, September 14-18, 2014, Proceedings, Part II. vol. 8674, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 8674 , Springer International Publishing AG , Switzerland, pp. 220-227. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-10470-6_28
Stern D, Ebner T, Bischof H, Grassegger S, Ehammer T, Urschler M. Fully Automatic Bone Age Estimation from Left Hand MR Images. In Golland P, Hata N, Barillot C, Hornegger J, Howe R, editors, Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2014: 17th International Conference, Boston, MA, USA, September 14-18, 2014, Proceedings, Part II. Vol. 8674. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG . 2014. p. 220-227. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Available from, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-10470-6_28
Stern, Darko ; Ebner, Thomas ; Bischof, Horst ; Grassegger, Sabine ; Ehammer, Thomas ; Urschler, Martin. / Fully Automatic Bone Age Estimation from Left Hand MR Images. Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2014: 17th International Conference, Boston, MA, USA, September 14-18, 2014, Proceedings, Part II. editor / Polina Golland ; Nobuhiko Hata ; Christian Barillot ; Joachim Hornegger ; Robert Howe. Vol. 8674 Switzerland : Springer International Publishing AG , 2014. pp. 220-227 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).
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