Bone Densitometry in Growing Patients: Guidelines for by Aenor J. Sawyer

By Aenor J. Sawyer

Bone Densitometry in turning out to be sufferers is the 1st source on hand for professional opinion at the use of twin strength x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) for comparing bone density in little ones and young people. Written by way of the world over well-known pediatric bone researchers and clinicians, this quantity is exclusive in its particular recognition to the myriad demanding situations of measuring and comparing bone density within the pediatric sufferer. there's enough technical element awarded during this quantity to let the institution of a pediatric DXA heart or the right kind usage of DXA test info in present medical perform. the quantity opens with a quick advent to normal recommendations with regards to bone healthiness in young children and an outline of all presently to be had densitometry thoughts utilized in comparing young children. next chapters concentrate on symptoms for DXA experiences in teenagers and the optimum tools for buying, reading, reading, and reporting those scans. present and destiny learn purposes of DXA and different modalities for learning pediatric bone well-being also are mentioned. an in depth appendix offers valuable pediatric reference facts, pattern kinds to be used in buying and reporting DXA information, listings of necessary and proper pediatric bone web content, and a finished bibliography. This quantity, that's the 1st pediatric DXA reference released, optimizes the exact 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 longer term improvement of acceptable intervention and remedy courses for this inhabitants.

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Cortical measurements only DXA, dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry; QCT, quantitative computed tomography; QUS, quantitative ultrasound; MRI, magnetic resonance imaging. 33 1. Same advantages as 1–5 for axial QCT 2. Low radiation dose 3. Lower cost than axial QCT 1. Nonionizing, noninvasive 2. Portable equipment for community use 3. Applicable in neonates 4. Low costs 1. Nonionizing, noninvasive 2. Size-independent 3. Can image in multiple planes without moving the patient 4. Applicable to axial and peripheral sites 5.

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