2013 | 35 | 1 | 129-141
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The Evaluation of Skeletal Age Based on Computer-Supported Methods in Comparison to the Atlas Method

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This article describes methods used in estimating skeletal age based both on the evaluation of skeletal maturation of the palm and the wrist (Greulich and Pyle’s atlas method) and the Cervical Vertebral Maturation method (CVM). The method of evaluating the skeletal age based on the measurement of cervical vertebrae with equations introduced by A. Machorowska-Pieniążek is also mentioned. The article shows results obtained by computer analysis of the age of cervical vertebrae compared to the results gained from the implemented equations provided by A. Machorowska-Pieniążek and the results obtained from the atlas method.
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  • Department of Medical Informatics, University of Bialystok, Poland
  • Department of Orthodontics, Palack’y University Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Department of Programming and Formal Methods, University of Bialystok, Poland
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