Precise bone age for better patient care

BoneXpert is a software for automated measurement of bone age from a child's hand X-ray. This delivers a precise and standardised reading unlike the conventional manual rating with its considerable reader variability.

Leading pediatric clinics integrate this tool seamlessly in their workflow for adult height prediction,better diagnosis and optimisation of treatment.

Running on existing hardware and paid per analysis, BoneXpert is cost-effective from day one, relieving doctors from time-consuming manual rating to allow more time for patient care. 

BoneXpert application areas:

Clinical practice in paediatrics
Installed in the radiology department and serving mainly paediatric endocrinology

Clinical trials 
Academic research or drug trials sponsored by pharmaceutical companies

Sports Medicine 
Talent identification or prevention of injuries

Planning the timing of treatment


November 2016: Automated bone age extended up to 19 years

The upcoming release of BoneXpert version 2.4 (version, released Dec 28) extends the Greulich-Pyle bone age range up to 19 years for boys and 18 years for girls. Previous versions were less reliable in the bone age range 17-19 for boys and 15-18 for girls. The validation of this extension is reported in the International Journal of Legal Medicine.

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May 2016: The world's first osteoporosis screening

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen’s first public presentation of the new X-rays took place on the 23rd of January 1896 in Würzburg. 

The Swiss anatomist Albert von Kölliker volunteered to have his hand X-rayed during the lecture, and the resulting image has now been analysed with a new version of BoneXpert, presented in the Archives of Osteoporosis

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April 2016: BoneXpert licensed to 60 hospitals

The number of hospitals having purchased a license to BoneXpert and doing at least 100 analyses per year has risen to 60.

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Nov 2015: Adult height Prediction Study in Paris

Pediatric Radiology has published a paper on validation of adult height prediction (AHP) in the Paris longitudinal study of children born 1953-58. 

The Paris study was one of the five famous studies conducted in the 1950s under the coordination of the International Children’s Centre, situated in Paris. The other studies were in Zurich, Stockholm, Brussels and London. The Zurich study of 231 normal children was used to design the BoneXpert AHP model, and the fact that the method has now been validated on a sister study is very satisfactory.

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