Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0002p109 | (1) | ICCBH2013

Vertebral morphology assessment in children: can a modified algorithm-based qualitative technique be used reliably?

Adiotomre Ese , Summers Lucy , Broadley Penny , Lang Isla , Morrison Giles , Offiah Amaka

Purpose: There is no agreed standardised method for assessing vertebral morphology. The algorithm-based qualitative technique appears to be promising in adults to rule out non-osteoporotic fractures and non-fracture deformities, however it has not been previously trialled in children. We aim to modify a technique for use with both dual energy X-ray absorptiometry and radiographs in children, and to evaluate its reliability and reproducibility.Methods: 50...

ba0002p110 | (1) | ICCBH2013

Replacing conventional spine radiographs with dual energy X-ray absorptiometry in children with suspected reduction in bone density

Adiotomre Ese , Summers Lucy , Broadley Penny , Lang Isla , Morrison Giles , Offiah Amaka

Purpose: Children have greater lifetime risks of radiation-induced complications compared to adults. In children with osteogenesis imperfecta conventional radiographs are obtained to assess spine morphometry, while DXA assesses bone density. In adults DXA is now used for both. We aim to establish whether iDXA can replace spine radiographs in the assessment of paediatric vertebral morphometry.Methods: An 18-month prospective recruitment of 200 consented c...

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...