Publications

2021 – Construct validity of percentage of predicted adult height (Khamis-Roche method) and  BAUSport skeletal age to assess biological maturity in academy soccer”.

Ludwig Ruf1, Prof. Sean Cumming PhD2, Dr. Sascha Härtel3, Prof. Anne Hecksteden PhD4 , Prof. Barry Drust PhD5, Prof. Tim Meyer PhD6

Conclusion: (N=144) The BAUSport TM system provides a reasonable non-invasive indicator of skeletal maturity that is moderately associated with percentage of predicted adult height derived from the Khamis-Roche method.

https://doi.org/10.1080/03014460.2021.1913224

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2021 – Barca validation study: BAUSport by Sonicbone against Skeletal Age assessment using the Fels, G&P, & TW2 and x-ray based methods

Conclusion: (N=86, Under peer review) The study findings support the use of BAUSport as an alternative, practical and non-invasive methods for the estimation of SA in young athletes. In comparison to the established methods for estimating SA in youth, the BAUSport system performed well and especially in the categorization of youth as advanced, on-time, and delayed in maturation.

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2020 –  “Biological Maturity Status in Elite Youth Soccer Players: A Comparison of Pragmatic Diagnostics with Magnetic Resonance Imaging”

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fspor.2020.587861/full

Conclusion: The results suggest that the use of SAUS, (BAUSport) MOMIR, and PAHKR for measuring BMS is more pragmatic in terms of cost and time as compared with MRI diagnostics. Based on a general agreement between these pragmatic diagnostics and the reference method MRI in all three perspectives, the alternative methods can be used to determine BMS among (male) elite youth soccer players

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2020 -“Bone Age Assessment in Children Using Ultrasound Compared to Hand X-ray (G&P method)”

Conclusion: (N=260, Intermediate results) – Bone Age estimated by BAUSport™ is substantially equivalent to physicians’ Bone Age estimates, for both males and females

  • Under peer review

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2020 – “Evaluation of the BAUSport System (By Sonicbone) for Assessing Skeletal Age in Youth”

Conclusion: “In comparison to existing methods, the BAUSport method serves as an equally valid and reliable (if not more) measure of skeletal age (as determined by the Fels x-ray based method)”.

       Dr Sean Cumming, Professor in Paediatric Exercise Science University of Bath, UK

  • Evaluation analysis

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2017 – BONE AGE DETERMINATION BY ULTRASOUND (BAUS) VALIDATION IN BRAZILIAN YOUNG STUDENTS

Santa Casa de São Paulo – School of Medical Sciences Pediatric Endocrinology

 Alvares MA¹; Amaro ML¹; Kochi F²; Sant Ana JP²; Silva TSS¹; Avritchir R³; Kochi C¹; Longui CA¹ Irmandade da Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São Paulo ;

1. Pediatric Endocrinology ; MD; 2. Medical Student; 3. Radiology

Hormone  Research in Paediatrics, Vol. 88, Supp 1, 2017, p 111.

Conclusion: (N=494) “There is a significant positive correlation between BAUS and BARx. BAUS is a safe and practical method of bone age determination, with potential clinical applicability”.

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2017 – Conclusion: (N=150) “Bone age assessment by SonicBone is comparable to the assessment by X-ray based methods”.

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2017 – “Evaluating Bone Age and Predicting Young Athletes’ Final Height by a Novel Ultrasound Device (Sonicbone’s BAUSportTM) and their Applications to Talent Selection, Training and Sports Medicine.

Prof. Yuval Heled PhD1, Shmuel Levin2                                                                               

APCST 2017- the 8th Asia-Pacific Congress on Sports Technology – Tel Aviv, Oct 15 – 19, 2017) Abstract:

Conclusions: “BAUSportTM can serve as a routine tool for implementation of more scientifically-based programs for training and injury prevention in youth athletes, with better talents selection process for various sports”.

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2016 – “Quantitative Sonometeric Bone Age as a Function of Height and BMI”

Alina German, MD1 , Nira Koren-Morag, PhD2 , Shmuel Levin3 , Prof. Ze’ev Hochberg, MD, PhD4

Horm Res Paediatr 2015; 84 P-2-241                                                                                  

Conclusion: (N=450)Shorter and thinner pubertal but not pre-pubertal children have delayed BA as compared to taller and heavier children. ii) The full-length phalanx maturation is affected by height more than the wrist and metacarpals’ epiphyses. iii) The radius-ulna epiphyses are affected by BMI more than the metacarpals and phalanx. iv) These influences have now on to be accounted for in the assessment of a BA.” 

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2015 – “On the need for national, racial, or ethnic-specific standards for the assessment of bone maturation“. 

Prof. Ze’ev Hochberg, MD PhD, Eur J Endocrinol. 2015 Sep 28. pii – EJE-15-0673

Conclusion: The notion that genes are the primary determinants of physiognomy, which also includes growth-related traits, has been repeatedly disproved. Based on a fundamental understanding of phenotypic plasticity and an individual’s ability to respond to environmental cues, we do not need ethnic-specific standards for bone maturity.

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