Bone Densitometry in Growing Patients

Guidelines for Clinical Practice

  • Aenor J. Sawyer
  • Laura K. Bachrach
  • Ellen B. Fung

Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Aenor J. Sawyer, Laura K. Bachrach
    Pages 1-13
  3. Kate A. Ward, Zulf Mughal, Judith E. Adams
    Pages 15-40
  4. Nicola J. Crabtree, Mary B. Leonard, Babette S. Zemel
    Pages 41-57
  5. Laura K. Bachrach, Michael A. Levine, Christopher T. Cowell, Nicholas J. Shaw
    Pages 59-72
  6. Nicola J. Crabtree, Kyla Kent, Babette S. Zemel
    Pages 73-91
  7. Moira Petit, Kyla Kent, Mary B. Leonard, Heather McKay, Babette S. Zemel
    Pages 93-113
  8. Babette S. Zemel, Moira Petit
    Pages 115-125
  9. Ellen B. Fung, Laura K. Bachrach, Julie N. Briody, Christopher T. Cowell
    Pages 127-136
  10. Laurie J. Moyer-Mileur, Zulf Mughal, Ellen B. Fung
    Pages 137-158
  11. Mary B. Leonard, Moira Petit
    Pages 159-172
  12. Nicholas J. Bishop, Aenor J. Sawyer, Mary B. Leonard
    Pages 173-178
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 223-226

About this book


Bone Densitometry in Growing Patients is the first resource available for expert opinion on the use of dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) for evaluating bone density in children and adolescents. Written by internationally recognized pediatric bone researchers and clinicians, this volume is unique in its specific attention to the myriad challenges of measuring and evaluating bone density in the pediatric patient. There is sufficient technical detail presented in this volume to enable the establishment of a pediatric DXA center or the proper utilization of DXA scan information in current clinical practice.
The volume opens with a brief introduction to general concepts relating to bone health in children and an overview of all currently available densitometry techniques used in evaluating children. Subsequent chapters focus on indications for DXA studies in children and the optimal methods for acquiring, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting these scans. Current and future research applications of DXA and other modalities for studying pediatric bone health are also discussed. An extensive appendix provides useful pediatric reference data, sample forms for use in acquiring and reporting DXA data, listings of useful and relevant pediatric bone websites, and a comprehensive bibliography. This volume, which is the first pediatric DXA reference published, optimizes the accurate and responsible use of DXA in children as a tool in the clinical management of bone fragility, and thereby paves the way for the future development of appropriate intervention and treatment programs for this population.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Aenor J. Sawyer
    • 1
  • Laura K. Bachrach
    • 2
  • Ellen B. Fung
    • 3
  1. 1.Pediatric Bone Health Consortium and Children’s Hospital & Research Center at OaklandOakland
  2. 2.Stanford University School of MedicineStanford
  3. 3.Children’s Hospital & Research Center at OaklandOakland

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