Quantitative computed tomography in children and adolescents

Author(s): Professor Judith Adams

Hospital: Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Manchester

Reference: RAD Magazine, 41, 481, 33-35


Methods for quantitative assessment of the skeleton are relevant to the understanding of growth and development during normal childhood and studying the effect of disease and therapy in children with chronic diseases. Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is currently the most widely available and utilised technique in adults and children.

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