Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0006p079 | (1) | ICCBH2017

Assessment of a semi-automated software program for the identification of vertebral fractures in children

Alqahtani Fawaz , Messina Fabrizio , Kruger Elzene , Gill Heerunpal , Ellis Michael , Lang Isla , Broadley Penny , Offiah Amaka

Purpose: We aimed to assess observer reliability and diagnostic accuracy in children, of a semi-automated 6-point technique developed for vertebral fracture diagnosis in adults, which records percentage loss of vertebral body height.Methods: Reading 137 spine radiographs of children and adolescents, diagnostic accuracy (sensitivity, specificity and 95% confidence interval) calculations of five observersÂ’ for SpineAnalyzer were calculated. Comparison...

ba0007p88 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Diagnostic performance of morphometric vertebral fracture analysis (MXA) in children using a 33-point software programme

Alqahtani Fawaz , Crabtree Nicola , Bromiley Paul , Cootes Timothy , Broadley Penny , Lang Isla , Offiah Amaka C

Background: There is significant inter and intraobserver variability in diagnosing vertebral fractures in children. We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of morphometric vertebral fracture analysis (MXA) using a 33-point software programme designed for adults, on dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) images of children.Methods: Lateral spine DXA images of 420 children aged between 5 and 18 years were retrospectively reviewed. Vertebral fracture a...