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Estimation of Skeletal Maturity by Tanner and Whitehouse Method

Journal: International Journal of Digital Signal and Image Processing (IJDSIP) (Vol.1, No. 1)

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Page : 39-45

Keywords : Bone Age Assessment (BAA); Tanner and Whitehouse m ethod (TW); Region of Interest (ROI); Iterative Dichotomiser 3 (ID3) classifier;

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The proposed paper present the development procedure for segmenting wrist bones commencing left hand wrist radiographs, which might exist more worn in estimating the skinny adulthood or bone age. Bone Age evaluation is a process used in the organization and analysis of endocrine disorders. It as well serves as a suggestion of the therapeutic consequence of behavior. It is of a great deal consequence in pediatric medicine in the finding of hormonal development or yet genetic disorders. The input radiographs are first preprocessed to remove noise using a Gaussian filter and then grayscale converted. Edge detection is done using canny edge detector. For Carpal Region of Interest analysis, bone removal is approved out by integrating anatomical information of the hand and trigonometric concepts; while a Tanner and Whitehouse method -phase task is achieved by combining the inclined vector flow Snakes and the imitative distinction of Gaussian filter. For Metaphyses Region of Interest study, image-processing methods and geometrical characteristic investigation, based on the dissimilarity of Gaussian, are proposed. The Region of Interest can be further used in feature extraction and classification to estimate the bone age. The Iterative Dichotomiser 3 classifier is used to classify the bones. The structure is validated by means of a statistics set of 50 images, 25 boys and 25 girls, and the results are discussed.

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