Metodiche di valutazione della densità minerale ossea nel bambino e nell'adolescente

Translated title of the contribution: Consensus conference on densitometric techniques for bone mineral density in children and adolescents

Franco Antoniazzi, Giampiero I. Baroncelli, Silvano Bertelloni, Vincenzo De Sanctis, Nicola Garofalo, Stefano Mora, Giorgio Radetti

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Abstract

The development of non-invasive and sensitive techniques to quantify bone mineral density had led to a more accurate investigation of children and adolescents with disorders affecting bone mass. However, it should be considered that some factors, related to the technique or the skeletal site of measurement, may affect the densitometric parameters. Moreover, the correct interpretation of bone mass measurements by using appropriate reference values, expressed as Z-score, is crucial in order to estimate bone mineral density in growing individuals. The diagnosis of "reduced bone mineral density" in children and adolescents should be reserved for specialists.

Translated title of the contributionConsensus conference on densitometric techniques for bone mineral density in children and adolescents
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationRivista Italiana di Medicina dell'Adolescenza
Pages25-29
Number of pages5
Volume4
Edition3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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