Bone measurements of infants in the first 3 months of life by quantitative ultrasound: the influence of gestational age, season, and postnatal age

@article{Liao2005BoneMO,
  title={Bone measurements of infants in the first 3 months of life by quantitative ultrasound: the influence of gestational age, season, and postnatal age},
  author={Xiang-peng Liao and Wanli Zhang and Jiamin He and Jian-Hua Sun and Ping Huang},
  journal={Pediatric Radiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={35},
  pages={847-853}
}
Background: There are a few quantitative ultrasound (QUS) studies of bone status for Chinese children. Objective: To evaluate the clinical application and to investigate the bone status of neonates and young infants with QUS. Materials and methods: An ultrasound bone sonometer was used to measure the bone speed of sound (SOS) of the tibia in 542 neonates within 3 months of birth. Results: At birth, no significant difference of SOS was found between boys and girls, but there was a significant… CONTINUE READING

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