Revista chilena de radiología
versión On-line ISSN 0717-9308
ZURITA F, Cristina y FUENTES S, Arturo. CORRELATION BETWEEN LATERAL CEPHALOMETRIC AND HAND-WRIST RADIOGRAPH FINDINGS IN BONE AGE ESTIMATION IN GIRLS. Rev. chil. radiol. [online]. 2009, vol.15, n.1, pp. 39-45. ISSN 0717-9308. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-93082009000100006.
In the framework of odontological practice, the assessment of skeletal maduration is vital for decision-making concerning orthodontic and orthognatic treatments, specially in commonly performed cephalometric radiographs. Our purpose was to determine the correlation between bone age analysis by applying Fishman method to hand-wrist radiograph, and Cervical Vertebrae Maduration Stages Method (CVMS) to lateral cephalometric radiograph. A prospective study was conducted in a sample oí24 girls lodged at Residencia de Niñas Hogar Madre Teresa Bacq, Concepción, Chile, whose ages ranged from 6 to 14 years. Girls underwent lateral cephalometric and hand-wrist radiographs for estimating bone age according to both foregoing methods (CVMS and Fishman). The Chi-square statistical analysis revealed a strong dependency between variables as well as a correlation of 0,753 per cent according to Spearman coefficient, thus demonstrating a strong and positive correlation between both methods.
Palabras clave : Bone age; CVMS method (cervical vertebrae maduration stages); Fishman method.