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ba0002oc15 | Diagnostics | ICCBH2013

Bone health index: Swiss children have less in the bank than a generation ago

Thodberg Hans Henrik , Martin David D , Caflisch Jon , Jenni Oskar

Objective: The aim of this study is to compare the bone health index (BHI) for healthy Swiss children born in 1955 with healthy Swiss children born a generation later.Method: BHI is derived from the cortical thickness in the three middle metacarpals. It is determined with the BoneXpert medical device, which automatically analyses a standard bone age hand radiograph. The measurement result is independent of the sharpness of the image. The image data are f...