Changes in quantitative ultrasound in preterm and term infants during the first year of life

Tansuğ N., YILDIRIM Ş., Canda E., Özalp D., Yılmaz Ö., Taneli F., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, vol.79, no.3, pp.428-431, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 79 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2010.03.001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.428-431
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


Since most of in utero bone mass accretion occurs during the third trimester and postnatal need for bone nutrients is increased, preterm infants have an increased risk of low bone mass. Early identification of the risk is of crucial importance. Quantitative ultrasound, which is a relatively inexpensive, portable, noninvasive, and radiation-free method, gives information about bone density, cortical thickness, elasticity and microarchitecture. The aim of this study was to obtain quantitative ultrasound measurements of tibial speed of sound of preterm and term infants and to assess clinical factors associated with these measurements during the first year of life.