Age estimation from radiographic images of the knee

Hackman, Lucina and Black, Sue (2013) Age estimation from radiographic images of the knee. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 58 (3). pp. 732-737. ISSN 0022-1198

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Abstract

This study examines the reliability of age estimation utilizing the Pyle and Hoerr atlas in relation to a modern Scottish population. The knee radiographs of 442 individuals (168 females, 274 males) were age assessed using the Pyle and Hoerr atlas. Analysis showed that there was a strong correlation between chronological age and estimated age (females R2 = 0.968, males R2 = 0.952). For females, the atlas method was most accurate between the ages of 9 and 15 years of age with an underage of 2.27 months and an overage of 2.38 months. For males, the atlas consistently overestimated age from the age of 9 years to the age of 16 years from between 0.14 and 8.81 months. The standard deviation for females was 9.86 months and for males was 10.75 months. This study showed that the Pyle and Hoerr atlas can be applied to a modern population with small modifications.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Journal of Forensic Sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords:
/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2734
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ID Code:
132621
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Deposited On:
15 Apr 2019 08:55
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Yes
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Published
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11 Mar 2020 07:23