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Gibbs Liliane,  Keyak Joyce

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: SCI-041

Determining the underlying etiology of bone fracture in children is an essential part of patient care. Very young patients who may be victims of child abuse, but who may not be able to express themselves, must be distinguished from those who have low bone mineralization due to disease. Quantitative computed tomography (QCT) has been used to evaluate volumetric bone mineral density (BMD) in children, but there is little information on BMD in very young subjects.1,2 The goal of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility of using QCT to evaluate BMD and volume (Vol) of lumbar vertebral bodies in children and to establish the need for a separate comparative database to evaluate these parameters in subjects less than 6 years. Read More

Authors:  Gibbs Liliane , Keyak Joyce

Keywords:  QCT, BMD, Abuse