Automated web based system for bone age assessment using historam technique

Marjan Mansourvar, Ram Gopal Raj, Maizatul Akmar Ismail, Sameem Abdul Kareem, Saravanan Shanmugam, Shahrom Abd Wahid, Rohana Mahmud, RukainiHj H. Abdullah, FarizaHanum H. Nasaruddin, Norisma Idris

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Abstract

Bone age assessment (BAA) is often used to evaluate the growth status of children as part of the detection of hormonal problems and genetic disorders. The determination of skeletal maturity is done based on a radiological examination of the hand-wrist skeletal area.This paper introduces a novel approach for BAA that utilizes a histogram based comparison technique. This approach is executed as a web based system that uses an image repository and similarity measures based on content-based image retrieval. This study aims to overcome to the limitations of traditional methods utilized to estimate human age which were often imprecise.The system provides age prediction for hand and wrist x-ray images up till age of 18 years. The results of the system evaluation indicate this method as a reliable method for BAA with the error rates of -0.170625 years compared with BoneXpert system that have returned error rate of between ±0.46 to ±0.37 years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-121
Number of pages15
JournalMalaysian Journal of Computer Science
Volume25
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Bone age assessment (BAA)
  • Content based image retrieval (CBIR)
  • Forensic Science
  • Histogram
  • Imageprocessing

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  • Computer Science(all)

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Mansourvar, M., Raj, R. G., Ismail, M. A., Kareem, S. A., Shanmugam, S., Abd Wahid, S., ... Idris, N. (2012). Automated web based system for bone age assessment using historam technique. Malaysian Journal of Computer Science, 25(3), 107-121.

Automated web based system for bone age assessment using historam technique. / Mansourvar, Marjan; Raj, Ram Gopal; Ismail, Maizatul Akmar; Kareem, Sameem Abdul; Shanmugam, Saravanan; Abd Wahid, Shahrom; Mahmud, Rohana; Abdullah, RukainiHj H.; Nasaruddin, FarizaHanum H.; Idris, Norisma.

In: Malaysian Journal of Computer Science, Vol. 25, No. 3, 2012, p. 107-121.

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Mansourvar, M, Raj, RG, Ismail, MA, Kareem, SA, Shanmugam, S, Abd Wahid, S, Mahmud, R, Abdullah, RH, Nasaruddin, FH & Idris, N 2012, 'Automated web based system for bone age assessment using historam technique', Malaysian Journal of Computer Science, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 107-121.
Mansourvar M, Raj RG, Ismail MA, Kareem SA, Shanmugam S, Abd Wahid S et al. Automated web based system for bone age assessment using historam technique. Malaysian Journal of Computer Science. 2012;25(3):107-121.
Mansourvar, Marjan ; Raj, Ram Gopal ; Ismail, Maizatul Akmar ; Kareem, Sameem Abdul ; Shanmugam, Saravanan ; Abd Wahid, Shahrom ; Mahmud, Rohana ; Abdullah, RukainiHj H. ; Nasaruddin, FarizaHanum H. ; Idris, Norisma. / Automated web based system for bone age assessment using historam technique. In: Malaysian Journal of Computer Science. 2012 ; Vol. 25, No. 3. pp. 107-121.
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