Z-score comparability of bone mineral density reference databases for children.

@article{Kocks2010ZscoreCO,
  title={Z-score comparability of bone mineral density reference databases for children.},
  author={Janwillem Kocks and Kate Ward and Zulf M. Mughal and Roy Moncayo and Jaye E Adams and Wolfgang H{\"o}gler},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2010},
  volume={95 10},
  pages={4652-9}
}
PURPOSE The diversity of pediatric dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) bone mineral density (BMD) reference databases raises questions as to whether they are interchangeable in their application. This study examined the comparability of BMD Z-scores generated from the largest available Hologic DXA databases, applied on BMD results of a large series of unselected pediatric patients. METHODS A total of 2027 BMD scans were extracted from Hologic QDR-4500A machines. Age- and sex-specific BMD Z… CONTINUE READING