Bone age determination in eutrophic, overweight and obese Brazilian children and adolescents: a comparison between computerized BoneXpert and Greulich-Pyle methods.


Pediatric Endocrinology Unit, Irmandade da Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. [Email]


Bone age determination is usually employed to evaluate growth disorders and their treatment. The Greulich-Pyle method is the simplest and most frequently used type of evaluation, but it presents huge interobserver variability. The BoneXpert is a computer-automated method developed to avoid significant bone age variability among distinct observers.


Bone age,BoneXpert,Children,Greulich-Pyle,Hand,Obesity,Radiograph,Wrist,