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ZHAO Zeqing, PAN Hui, ZHANG Li, WANG Fengdan, CHEN Shi, YANG Xiao, LI Jianchu. Research Status and Application Prospect of Bone Age Assessment by Ultrasonography[J]. Medical Journal of Peking Union Medical College Hospital. doi: 10.12290/xhyxzz.2023-0270
Citation: ZHAO Zeqing, PAN Hui, ZHANG Li, WANG Fengdan, CHEN Shi, YANG Xiao, LI Jianchu. Research Status and Application Prospect of Bone Age Assessment by Ultrasonography[J]. Medical Journal of Peking Union Medical College Hospital. doi: 10.12290/xhyxzz.2023-0270

Research Status and Application Prospect of Bone Age Assessment by Ultrasonography

doi: 10.12290/xhyxzz.2023-0270

Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Central Public Welfare Research Institute Fundamental Research Fund Project (2020-RW330-003)

  • Received Date: 2023-06-06
    Available Online: 2023-08-29
  • Bone age is the most commonly used and effective indicator for understanding children's growth and development, and plays an important role in the diagnosis and efficacy evaluation of various growth and development disorders.Clinically, X-rays of the left hand and wrist are mostly taken for bone age assessment, but there is a certain radiation risk. Ultrasound can clearly display the epiphysis and secondary ossification center, and can conveniently perform multi-site scanning and dynamic measurement without radiation. In recent years, great progress has been made in the research and clinical application of bone age assessment using ultrasound. This article reviews the latest literature to discuss the value of musculoskeletal ultrasound and quantitative ultrasound in bone age assessment, and puts forward the problems in the study of ultrasound assessment of bone age and improve direction.

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