Evaluation of bone mineral density in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

S. K. Cheung, J. C.Y. Cheng, Xia Guo, L. Qin, H. L. Sher

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Abstract

This study investigated bone mineral status in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Bone mineral density (BMD) was measured on 29 AIS patients and 36 age and gender matched normal controls. BMD of lumbar spine and proximal femur were measured using dua-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), BMD of distal radius and distal tibia were measured using peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT). BMD measured either by DEXA or by pQCT were significantly lower in AIS group than normal control group. The results suggested a generalized lower BMD status in the patients with AIS.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2469-2470
Number of pages2
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 20th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 4 (of 6) - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 29 Oct 19981 Nov 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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