Financial impacts of BoneXpert; Webinar highlights with Prof. Amaka Offiah and Dr. Alistair Calder

Visiana held its BoneXpert webinar to explore the automation of the processes in radiology that is currently taking place in the UK.

Presenters were Professor Amaka Offiah, and Dr. Alistair Calder who presented their views and findings when using BoneXpert in the daily routine at Sheffield University Hospital and at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.

The webinar was well-attended, and here are a some highlights. 

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Almost full house in Scandinavia

Visiana welcomes the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority (Helse Sør Øst) as a BoneXpert customer. Helse Sør Øst includes Norway’s capital Oslo, and the authority provides health care for 56% of Norway’s population.

Around 50 hospitals in Scandinavia are performing more than 100 bone age analyses per year. With the addition of Helse Sør Øst, BoneXpert is licensed to all of these hospitals with the exception of 1 hospital in Norway, 2 in Sweden and 1 in Finland.

Celebrating 50 BoneXpert publications on PubMed

Searching PubMed with “BoneXpert” yields 50 publications until the end of 2020.

Until 2017, there were 31 publications of which 18 were coauthored by Visiana.

In 2018-20, there were 19 publication, and none of the them were coauthored by Visiana, marking a shift towards independent validation studies.

30 of the 50 publications were on bone age, 5 were on adult height prediction and a surprisingly large number, 15, were on the Bone Health Index.

Explore the abstracts of these publications here:

New Adult Height Predictor supports three ethnicities

The Bayley-Pinneau method for adult height prediction (AHP) from age, bone age and height was developed in 1952 based on American white children. In 2009, the method was modernised through the BoneXpert AHP based on automated bone age, better math and more recent Caucasian longitudinal studies.

We are happy to present an extension of the method to cover three major ethnicities: Caucasians, Asians and Africans.

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