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By Aenor J. Sawyer MD, Laura K. Bachrach MD (auth.), Aenor J. Sawyer MD, Laura K. Bachrach MD, Ellen B. Fung PhD, RD (eds.)

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ISBN-13: 9781597452113

Bone Densitometry in growing to be sufferers is the 1st source on hand for specialist opinion at the use of twin power x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) for comparing bone density in young children and young people. Written by way of the world over famous pediatric bone researchers and clinicians, this quantity is exclusive in its particular cognizance to the myriad demanding situations of measuring and comparing bone density within the pediatric sufferer. there's adequate technical aspect provided during this quantity to permit the institution of a pediatric DXA middle or the right kind usage of DXA test info in present scientific practice.
the amount opens with a quick creation to normal options in relation to bone future health in kids and an outline of all at present on hand densitometry innovations utilized in comparing kids. next chapters specialise in symptoms for DXA reports in youngsters and the optimum tools for buying, examining, reading, and reporting those scans. present and destiny study functions of DXA and different modalities for learning pediatric bone wellbeing and fitness also are mentioned. an in depth appendix presents worthy pediatric reference info, pattern types to be used in buying and reporting DXA information, listings of valuable and appropriate pediatric bone web content, and a entire bibliography. This quantity, that is the 1st pediatric DXA reference released, optimizes the actual and accountable use of DXA in young children as a device within the scientific administration of bone fragility, and thereby paves the best way for the long run improvement of applicable intervention and therapy courses for this population.

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Produces one such package). Therefore, some centers have resorted to developing their own analysis software (67) 7 . As with other bone densitometry techniques, QCT requires skilled and dedicated technical staff to perform the scans to optimize precision. Finally, there are fewer published pediatric reference data for QCT than for DXA; the most widely used norms were derived from a cohort of only 101 children (46). Peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography Peripheral QCT (pQCT) first became commercially available in the early 1990s (68– 70).

Periosteal apposition and endosteal resorption) and provide information on changes in bone during growth and aging (116,117). 7 Despite the wide availability and relatively low costs of radiogrammetry, the poor precision of this method has limited its use as a clinical or research tool (118). Measurements of cortical thickness gave intra- and interobserver errors of up to 8–10% and 8–11%, respectively (118). Precision improved during the 1970s with the use of more accurate measurement tools (119,120).

Computed Tomography. Munich: Publicis MCD Verlag, 2000. 44. Cann C. Low dose CT scanning for quantitative spinal bone mineral analysis. Radiology 1981;140:813–815. 45. Kalender W. Effective dose values in bone mineral measurements by photon absorptiometry and computed tomography. Osteoporos Int 1992;2:82–87. 46. Gilsanz V, Gibbens DT, Roe TF, et al. Vertebral bone density in children: effect of puberty. Radiology 1988;166:847–850. 47. Mora S, Gilsanz V, eds. Bone Densitometry in Children. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1998.

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