By Aenor J. Sawyer
Bone Densitometry in starting to be sufferers is the 1st source to be had for professional opinion at the use of twin power x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) for comparing bone density in teenagers and youngsters. Written by way of across the world 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 aspect offered during this quantity to permit the institution of a pediatric DXA middle or the right kind usage of DXA experiment details in present scientific perform. the quantity opens with a quick creation to normal techniques when it comes to bone well-being in little ones and an outline of all at present to be had densitometry innovations utilized in comparing little ones. next chapters specialize in symptoms for DXA reviews in youngsters and the optimum tools for buying, studying, analyzing, and reporting those scans. present and destiny learn purposes of DXA and different modalities for learning pediatric bone well-being also are mentioned. an intensive appendix offers precious pediatric reference information, pattern kinds to be used in buying and reporting DXA information, listings of precious and proper pediatric bone web pages, and a finished bibliography. This quantity, that is the 1st pediatric DXA reference released, optimizes the exact and in charge use of DXA in young children as a device within the medical administration of bone fragility, and thereby paves the best way for the longer term improvement of acceptable intervention and therapy courses for this inhabitants.
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Chapter 2 / Measuring Bone in Children and Adolescents 27 28 Ward et al. these sites and impede the ultrasound wave signal. The most commonly measured site is the calcaneus because it is rich in metabolically active trabecular bone, has little surrounding soft tissue, and reflects the effects of weight bearing on the skeleton (9,59,60,89). Ultrasound has been applied in children and neonates, measuring the properties of the cortical bone in the tibia, the radius, and the phalanges (63,90–92). QUS does not involve ionizing radiation, an obvious advantage in the assessment of bone status in children.
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