Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in the lumbar spine, proximal femur and distal radius in children

Hirokazu Tsukahara, M. Sudo, M. Umezaki, M. Hiraoka, K. Yamamoto, Y. Ishii, S. Haruki

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Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry was used to measure bone mineral density (BMD) in the lumbar spine, proximal femur and distal radius in 48 Japanese children aged 3-18 years. In the normal children (n=32), BMD increased with age in all locations, with a nearly twofold increase from preschool age to adolescence. Most of the children with chronic diseases known to affect vone metabolism (e.g., steroid osteoporosis) (n=16) had low BMD in every region, indicating that these disease states probably affect multiple sites of the skeleton in children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)560-562
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Radiology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1992
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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