The study investigated the relationship between indices of adiposity measured by peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) in pre-pubertal children. Subjects and methods: DXA-derived per cent body fat (%BF) was measured in 284 boys and 288 girls, aged 710 years. Cross-sections of the forearm (n=427) and lower leg (n=560) were obtained by pQCT to measure total cross-sectional area of the limb (Total CSA), Muscle CSA, Fat CSA, %Fat CSA (Fat CSA/Total CSA×100) and muscle density.
Ducher, G., Daly, R., Hill, B., Eser, P., Naughton, G., Gravenmaker, K., ... Bass, S. (2009). Relationship between indices of adiposity obtained by peripheral quantitative computed tomography and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in pre-pubertal children. Annals of Human Biology, 36(6), 705-716. https://doi.org/10.3109/03014460903055139