Bone Densitometry in Infants and Young Children: The 2013 ISCD Pediatric Official Positions
Infants and childrenchildren, the International Society for Clinical Densitometry 2013 Position Development Conference reviewed the literature addressing appropriate methods and skeletal sites for clinical dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) measurements in infants and young children and how results should be reported. DXA whole-body bone mineral content and bone mineral density for children ≥3 yr and DXA lumbar spine measurements for infants and young children 0-5 yr were identified as feasible and reproducible. There was insufficient information regarding methodology, reproducibility, and reference data to recommended forearm and femur measurements at this time. Appropriate methods to account for growth delay when interpreting DXA results for childrenareas, it is likely that these positions will change over time as new data become available.
Journal of Clinical Densitometry
DOI of Published Version
Kalkwarf, Heidi J; Abrams, Steven A; DiMeglio, Linda A; Koo, Winston W K; Specker, Bonny; and Weiler, Hope, "Bone Densitometry in Infants and Young Children: The 2013 ISCD Pediatric Official Positions" (2014). Ethel Austin Martin Program Publications. 64.