Ultrasound bone densitometry of the calcaneus in healthy Chinese children and adolescents

@article{Zhu2006UltrasoundBD,
  title={Ultrasound bone densitometry of the calcaneus in healthy Chinese children and adolescents},
  author={Z.-Q. Zhu and Wei Liu and C.-L. Xu and S. Han and S.-Y. Zu and G.-J. Zhu},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2006},
  volume={18},
  pages={533-541}
}
We evaluate reference data to examine whether there are sex-, age-, height-, weight- and BMI-related differences of quantitative ultrasound parameters (QUS) for healthy Chinese children and adolescents. A total of 726 healthy children and adolescents (360 male and 366 female) aged from 10–21 years were examined with a Lunar Achilles Express densitometer. The measurements on the right heel included speed of sound (SOS), broadband ultrasound attenuation (BUA), and a calculated stiffness index (SI… CONTINUE READING
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