Hand Bone Age

A Digital Atlas of Skeletal Maturity

  • Vicente Gilsanz
  • Osman Ratib

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Vicente Gilsanz, Osman Ratib
    Pages 1-1
  3. Vicente Gilsanz, Osman Ratib
    Pages 3-9
  4. Vicente Gilsanz, Osman Ratib
    Pages 11-19
  5. Vicente Gilsanz, Osman Ratib
    Pages 21-25
  6. Vicente Gilsanz, Osman Ratib
    Pages 27-29
  7. Vicente Gilsanz, Osman Ratib
    Pages 31-89
  8. Vicente Gilsanz, Osman Ratib
    Pages 91-93
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 95-96

About this book


In the past, determination of bone maturity relied on visual evaluation of skeletal development in the hand and wrist, most commonly using the Greulich and Pyle atlas. The Gilsanz and Ratib digital atlas takes advantage of digital imaging and provides a more effective and objective approach to assessment of skeletal maturity. The atlas integrates the key morphological features of ossification in the bones of the hand and wrist and provides idealized, sex- and age-specific images of skeletal development.

New to this revised second edition is a description and user manual for Bone Age for iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®, which can be purchased and used separately from this book. Bone Age enables users to rapidly browse through the set of idealized atlas images and select the one that best matches the image being interpreted. The calculated deviation of the patient's age from the normal range is immediately presented to help predict possible growth delays.

This easy-to-use atlas and the related App will be invaluable for radiologists, endocrinologists, and pediatricians and also relevant to forensic physicians.


Bone Maturity Morphological Features Radiology Skeletal Development Hand Bone Age

Authors and affiliations

  • Vicente Gilsanz
    • 1
  • Osman Ratib
    • 2
  1. 1.Childrens Hospital Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2., Nuclear Medicine DivisionUniversity Hospital of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-23761-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-23762-1
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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