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How can I convert bone scan t-scores to z-scores?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Not usually

T scores are for patients over 18 yr and z scores for children under 18 yr. The controls for children are bases on ages, color, and sex.
The t scores are compared to other adults. Dexa centers who perform studies on children have software to generate both values. T scores cannot be used accurately for children and z scores not in adults.

In brief: Not usually

T scores are for patients over 18 yr and z scores for children under 18 yr. The controls for children are bases on ages, color, and sex.
The t scores are compared to other adults. Dexa centers who perform studies on children have software to generate both values. T scores cannot be used accurately for children and z scores not in adults.
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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine

In brief: Use a chart

There is no formula to convert t-scores to z-scores.
The t score compares your bone density with that of healthy young women. The z score compares your bone density with that of other people of your age, gender, and race. The t=score is what is used to diagnose osteoporosis and osteopenia.

In brief: Use a chart

There is no formula to convert t-scores to z-scores.
The t score compares your bone density with that of healthy young women. The z score compares your bone density with that of other people of your age, gender, and race. The t=score is what is used to diagnose osteoporosis and osteopenia.
Dr. Thomas Heston
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: DEXA scores

You should not have to convert t scores to z scores when you receive your dexa results, which report your bone density.
They are statistical terms that tell you where your one density is relative to age-matchednnormal data. Both values are given with the result.

In brief: DEXA scores

You should not have to convert t scores to z scores when you receive your dexa results, which report your bone density.
They are statistical terms that tell you where your one density is relative to age-matchednnormal data. Both values are given with the result.
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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