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Importance of adjusting dual-energy X-ray output for body size : an example from survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Aldhafiri, Fahad and Al-Nasser, Abdallah and Al-Sugair, Abdulaziz and Khanna, Sheila and Ahmed, Faisal S and Al-Mutairi, Hanan and Reilly, John J (2013) Importance of adjusting dual-energy X-ray output for body size : an example from survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 35 (1). e27-e29.

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Abstract

We compared DXA whole body and lumbar spine bone mineral density (BMD) using manufacturers software with a body size correction which derived bone mineral content (BMC) for bone area in survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in Saudi Arabia (n=51, mean age 13.5 y). With no corrections, 29 patients (57%) had lumbar spine BMD Z score