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Bone mineral densitometryBBone mineral densitometryBone mineral densitometryEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyBonesTestsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-12-05T05:00:00ZMandy Kohli, Clinical Co-ordinator, Nuclear Medicine6.0000000000000078.0000000000000510.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Bone mineral densitometry is a low energy X-ray that measures the level of minerals in your child’s bones. Learn about how this test is done.</p><figure> <img alt="Bone mineral densitometry scan" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/PMD_bone_mineral_densitometry_machine_EN.jpg" /> </figure> <h2>What is bone mineral densitometry?</h2><p>Bone mineral densitometry, or BMD, is a low energy X-ray that measures the level of minerals in your child's bones. Sometimes this X-ray is called a DPX or DXA scan.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>BMD is a low-energy X-ray to measure the amount of mineral in your child's bones. It takes 15 to 30 minutes.</li> <li>If your child has taken X-ray dye for another scan, they must wait before having the BMD.</li> <li>If your child has a number of scans on the same day, the BMD must be done first.</li> <li>A nuclear medicine doctor will send the results of the scan to your family doctor or paediatrician (child's doctor) within two working days. The person who does the scan cannot give the results.</li> </ul><h2>How long does the BMD take?</h2> <p>The BMD takes about 15 to 30 minutes.</p><h2>Will I be able to stay with my child during the BMD?</h2> <p>One parent or guardian can stay in the room during the scan, but no other children are allowed.</p> <h2>How is BMD done?</h2> <p>A nuclear medicine technologist will do the BMD. They will first explain the X-ray to you and ask some questions about your child's bone health.</p> <p>If your child has any metal or plastic on or under their clothes, they will change into a hospital gown. Otherwise, they can continue wearing their regular clothes.</p> <p>They will then lie on their back on a bed.</p> <p>An X-ray tube will move above them to do the scan, but it will not touch them. Your child must stay still to make sure the X-ray is clear.</p> <p>Note: Your child will not need any injection (needle) for this scan.</p><h2>Does my child need to do anything special to prepare for the scan?</h2> <p>No, your child can eat and drink as usual.</p> <h2>My child recently took X-ray dye for another scan. Can they still have a BMD?</h2> <p>Yes, but your child cannot have the BMD right away. They must wait:</p> <ul> <li>two days if they took the dye through an IV (a thin tube going into a vein in their arm or hand)</li> <li>two weeks if they took the dye by mouth.</li> </ul> <h2>What if my child needs another type of nuclear medicine test on the same day as the BMD?</h2> <p>Have your child do the BMD first to make sure the X-ray gives an accurate picture of their bones.</p><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>If you have any questions or concerns about the X-ray or if you need to change your appointment, please call the Nuclear Medicine Department at 416-813-6065.</p><h2>Source</h2> <p>Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging (2013).<a href="http://www.imagegently.org/Roles-What-can-I-do/Parent/Nuclear-Medicine" target="_blank"><em>Image Gently: Nuclear Medicine - What can I do as a parent?</em></a></p>
Ostéodensitométrie ou densitométrie minérale osseuseOOstéodensitométrie ou densitométrie minérale osseuseBone mineral densitometryFrenchOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyBonesTestsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-12-05T05:00:00ZMandy Kohli, Clinical Co-ordinator, Nuclear Medicine6.0000000000000078.0000000000000510.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Renseignez-vous au sujet de l’ostéodensitométrie aussi appelée densité minérale osseuse.</p><figure> <img alt="Bone mineral densitometry scan" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/PMD_bone_mineral_densitometry_machine_EN.jpg" /> </figure> <h2>En quoi consiste l’ostéodensitométrie?</h2><p>L’ostéodensitométrie ou densitométrie minérale osseuse est une radiographie à irradiation très faible qui permettra de mesurer la teneur minérale des os de votre enfant. On parle aussi parfois de DEXA, de DXA ou d’ADEX.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>L’ostéodensitométrie ou densitométrie minérale osseuse est une radiographie à irradiation très faible qui permettra de mesurer la teneur minérale des os de votre enfant. Sa durée varie de 15 à 30 minutes environ.</li> <li>Si un colorant pour radiographie a été administré à votre enfant pour réaliser un autre examen, il devra attendre avant de passer l’ostéodensitométrie.</li> <li>Si votre enfant doit subir un certain nombre d’examens le même jour, il devra passer l’ostéodensitométrie en premier.</li> <li>Un médecin de l’équipe de médecine nucléaire fera parvenir les résultats à votre médecin de famille ou à votre pédiatre (médecin pour les enfants) dans les deux jours ouvrables suivant l’examen. Le technologue qui effectue l’examen ne peut pas vous transmettre les résultats.​</li> </ul><h2>Combien de temps l’examen dure-t-il?</h2> <p>Sa durée varie de 15 à 30 minutes environ.</p><h2>Pourrai-je rester auprès de mon enfant pendant l’examen?</h2> <p>Un parent ou une personne qui a la charge de l’enfant peut demeurer dans la pièce durant l’examen, mais aucun autre enfant n’y sera admis.</p> <h2>Comment se déroule l’ostéodensitométrie?</h2> <p>Un technologue en médicine nucléaire réalisera l’ostéodensitométrie. Il vous expliquera d’abord le déroulement de la radiographie et vous posera des questions sur l’état des os de votre enfant.</p> <p>S’il y a présence de métal ou de matière plastique au-dessus ou au-dessous des vêtements de votre enfant, on lui fera mettre une chemise d’hôpital. Sinon, il pourra garder ses vêtements.</p> <p>Le technologue fera ensuite s’allonger votre enfant sur le dos dans un lit.</p> <p>Un tube à rayons X se déplacera au-dessus de votre enfant, mais il ne le touchera pas. Votre enfant devra rester immobile pour que la radiographie soit nette.</p> <p>Nota : Aucune injection (piqûre) ne sera donnée à votre enfant pour cet examen.</p><h2>L’examen exige-t-il une préparation particulière?</h2> <p>Non, votre enfant peut manger et boire comme d’habitude.</p> <h2>On a récemment administré un colorant pour radiographie à mon enfant en vue d’un autre examen. Pourra-t-il quand même passer l’ostéodensitométrie?</h2> <p>Oui, il pourra la passer, mais pas immédiatement. Il devra attendre :</p> <ul> <li>deux jours si le colorant a été administré par intraveineuse (petit tube inséré dans une veine du bras ou de la main),</li> <li>deux semaines s’il a été administré par voie orale.</li> </ul> <h2>Que devrai-je faire si mon enfant doit subir un autre type d’examen en médecine nucléaire le même jour qu’il passera l’ostéodensitométrie?</h2> <p>Assurez-vous que votre enfant passe l’ostéodensitométrie en premier pour que la radiographie de ses os soit précise.</p><h2>​À l’hôpital SickKids</h2> <p>Si vous avez des questions ou des préoccupations au sujet de l’ostéodensitométrie ou si vous devez changer la date de votre rendez-vous, veuillez communiquer avec le Nuclear Medicine Department au 416 813-6065.</p> <h2>Ressource</h2><p>Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging (2013). <a href="http://www.imagegently.org/Roles-What-can-I-do/Parent/Nuclear-Medicine" target="_blank"><em>Image Gently: Nuclear Medicine - What can I do as a parent?</em></a></p>

 

 

Bone mineral densitometry1296.00000000000Bone mineral densitometryBone mineral densitometryBEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyBonesTestsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-12-05T05:00:00ZMandy Kohli, Clinical Co-ordinator, Nuclear Medicine6.0000000000000078.0000000000000510.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Bone mineral densitometry is a low energy X-ray that measures the level of minerals in your child’s bones. Learn about how this test is done.</p><figure> <img alt="Bone mineral densitometry scan" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/PMD_bone_mineral_densitometry_machine_EN.jpg" /> </figure> <h2>What is bone mineral densitometry?</h2><p>Bone mineral densitometry, or BMD, is a low energy X-ray that measures the level of minerals in your child's bones. Sometimes this X-ray is called a DPX or DXA scan.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>BMD is a low-energy X-ray to measure the amount of mineral in your child's bones. It takes 15 to 30 minutes.</li> <li>If your child has taken X-ray dye for another scan, they must wait before having the BMD.</li> <li>If your child has a number of scans on the same day, the BMD must be done first.</li> <li>A nuclear medicine doctor will send the results of the scan to your family doctor or paediatrician (child's doctor) within two working days. The person who does the scan cannot give the results.</li> </ul><h2>How soon after the X-ray will I get the results?</h2> <p>A nuclear medicine doctor will send a report to your family doctor or paediatrician (child's doctor) within one or two working days of the scan. Please contact your family doctor to get the results. The nuclear medicine technologist cannot give the results of the scan.</p><h2>How long does the BMD take?</h2> <p>The BMD takes about 15 to 30 minutes.</p><h2>Will I be able to stay with my child during the BMD?</h2> <p>One parent or guardian can stay in the room during the scan, but no other children are allowed.</p> <h2>How is BMD done?</h2> <p>A nuclear medicine technologist will do the BMD. They will first explain the X-ray to you and ask some questions about your child's bone health.</p> <p>If your child has any metal or plastic on or under their clothes, they will change into a hospital gown. Otherwise, they can continue wearing their regular clothes.</p> <p>They will then lie on their back on a bed.</p> <p>An X-ray tube will move above them to do the scan, but it will not touch them. Your child must stay still to make sure the X-ray is clear.</p> <p>Note: Your child will not need any injection (needle) for this scan.</p><h2>Does my child need to do anything special to prepare for the scan?</h2> <p>No, your child can eat and drink as usual.</p> <h2>My child recently took X-ray dye for another scan. Can they still have a BMD?</h2> <p>Yes, but your child cannot have the BMD right away. They must wait:</p> <ul> <li>two days if they took the dye through an IV (a thin tube going into a vein in their arm or hand)</li> <li>two weeks if they took the dye by mouth.</li> </ul> <h2>What if my child needs another type of nuclear medicine test on the same day as the BMD?</h2> <p>Have your child do the BMD first to make sure the X-ray gives an accurate picture of their bones.</p><h2>Does the X-ray carry any risks?</h2> <p>A BMD involves giving a very small amount of radiation to your child. The nuclear medicine team will discuss this with you when you and your child arrive for the X-ray. You might also find it helpful to read this <a href="http://www.imagegently.org/Roles-What-can-I-do/Parent/Nuclear-Medicine" target="_blank">information about nuclear medicine</a> from the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging.</p><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>If you have any questions or concerns about the X-ray or if you need to change your appointment, please call the Nuclear Medicine Department at 416-813-6065.</p><h2>Source</h2> <p>Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging (2013).<a href="http://www.imagegently.org/Roles-What-can-I-do/Parent/Nuclear-Medicine" target="_blank"><em>Image Gently: Nuclear Medicine - What can I do as a parent?</em></a></p>Bone mineral densitometry

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