Comparison of calcaneus ultrasound and dual X-ray absorptiometry in children at risk of osteopenia.

@article{Fielding2003ComparisonOC,
  title={Comparison of calcaneus ultrasound and dual X-ray absorptiometry in children at risk of osteopenia.},
  author={Krista T Fielding and David A. Nix and Laura Keyes Bachrach},
  journal={Journal of clinical densitometry : the official journal of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry},
  year={2003},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={7-15}
}
The optimal method to assess pediatric bone mass remains controversial. Dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is used most commonly for clinical assessments in children, but calcaneus ultrasound (CUS) is less costly, is free of ionizing radiation, and predicts fracture as well as DXA in adults. This study was designed to compare CUS and DXA in 42 young patients (ages 9-21) with chronic disease and/or fragility fractures. Zscores for broadband ultrasound attenuation (BUA) and speed of sound (SOS… CONTINUE READING

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