Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0006p081 | (1) | ICCBH2017

Bone age determination using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry

Alshamrani Khalaf , Offiah Amaka , kruger Elzene

Objective: To assess whether hand-wrist dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) can replace radiographs for bone age assessment using the Greulich & Pyle (G&P) and/or Tanner & Whitehouse (TW3) methods.Methodology: Purposive sampling was used to include a total of 20 patients identified from an Endocrine Clinic; two males and two females from each of 5 age groups (<5; 5 to 7; 8 to 10; 11 to 13; 14 to 16 years). Bone age as determined from D...

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...