Our departmental copy of the Greulich and Pyle atlas always seems to go missing, and I had been wondering if a digital version was available. Perhaps someone, somewhere might have scanned it and saved it as a pdf (probably highly illegal).
Then I saw this pocket-sized paperback at the ECR.
Hand Bone Age A Digital Atlas of Skeletal Maturity
V Gilsanz and O Ratib
Springer 2005. Approx 110 pp. 90 illus. With CD-ROM formatted for PC, PDA version for PALM and Pocket PC. Softcover $79.95 ISBN 3-540-20951-4
"This atlas integrates the key morphological features of ossification in the bones of the hand and wrist and provides idealized, sex- and age-specific images of skeletal development. This computer-generated set of images should serve as a reasonable alternative to the reference books currently available".
It is pretty cheap, as far as illustrated medical books go, looks easier to use than the G&P atlas (less text), and I can't see any reason why we shouldn't use it. It does not seem to have appeared on the Sprnger website yet, but a Google search brought out an abstract on this project presented by the authors at RSNA 2003.
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