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

Fahad Aldhafiri, Abdallah Al-Nasser, Abdulaziz Al-Sugair, Sheila Khanna, Faisal S Ahmed, Hanan Al-Mutairi, John J Reilly

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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
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e27-e29
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013


  • X-ray
  • body size
  • lymphoblastic leukemia

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