Journal article

A Critical Comparison Between Two Scanning Protocols of High-Resolution Peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography at the Distal Radius in Adolescents

Ka-Yee Cheuk, Elisa Man-Shan Tam, Fiona Wai-Ping Yu, Benjamin Hon-Kei Yip, Vivian Wing-Yin Hung, Xiaofang Wang, Ali Ghasem-Zadeh, Tracy Y Zhu, Ling Qin, Jack Chun-Yiu Cheng, Tsz-Ping Lam

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL DENSITOMETRY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

High-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) is a unique technology for assessing bone mineral density and bone microarchitecture. Currently, no universally accepted protocol for selecting the region of interest (ROI) at the distal radius has been established for growing subjects. This study aimed (1) to investigate the differences in HR-pQCT measurements of 2 different ROI protocols applied to the distal radius of healthy adolescents and (2) to identify the least common area of ROI (the least common ROI) between the protocols. Twenty-six boys and 26 girls aged between 13 and 16 yr old were recruited. Nondominant distal radius was scanned by 2 HR-pQCT protocols, name..

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