Amaka Offiah

Summary

Affiliation: University of Sheffield
Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom
Summary:
Research Interests:
I am interested in the imaging of suspected child abuse and skeletal dysplasias and in methods of determining which children have fragile bones prone to fracture and which do not. More specifically, I am concentrating on the optimisation of current techniques and development of novel methods of distinguishing brittle from normal bones, in understanding the mechanisms of accidental and non-accidental injury in infants and young children and in improving the detection and dating of the subtle fractures seen in abuse.
Teaching Interests:
I contribute to the teaching of Radiology Specialist Registrars on rotation at Sheffield Children
Grants:
Direct strength testing of ex vivo and cadaveric bone samples from infants and children using the Reference Point Indentation device
2011 Sheffield Children

Publications

  1. pmc Surviving campomelic dysplasia has the radiological features of the previously reported ischio-pubic-patella syndrome
    A C Offiah
    J Med Genet 39:e50. 2002
  2. doi Are UK radiologists satisfied with the training and support received in suspected child abuse?
    R S Leung
    Department of Radiology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK
    Clin Radiol 64:690-8. 2009
  3. ncbi Acute osteomyelitis, septic arthritis and discitis: differences between neonates and older children
    A C Offiah
    Department of Radiology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London WC1N 3JH, UK
    Eur J Radiol 60:221-32. 2006
  4. ncbi Diagnostic accuracy of fracture detection in suspected non-accidental injury: the effect of edge enhancement and digital display on observer performance
    A C Offiah
    Department of Radiology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK
    Clin Radiol 61:163-73. 2006
  5. ncbi Optimal exposure parameters for digital radiography of the infant skull: a pilot study
    A C Offiah
    Department of Radiology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK
    Clin Radiol 60:1195-204. 2005
  6. ncbi Evaluation of the Commission of the European Communities quality criteria for the paediatric lateral spine
    A C Offiah
    Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    Br J Radiol 76:885-90. 2003
  7. ncbi Observational study of skeletal surveys in suspected non-accidental injury
    A C Offiah
    Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    Clin Radiol 58:702-5. 2003
  8. ncbi Paternal uniparental disomy 14: introducing the "coat-hanger" sign
    Amaka C Offiah
    Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London, UK
    Pediatr Radiol 33:509-12. 2003
  9. ncbi Radiological diagnosis of the constitutional disorders of bone. As easy as A, B, C?
    Amaka C Offiah
    Department of Radiology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, WC1N3JH, UK
    Pediatr Radiol 33:153-61. 2003
  10. doi ELECTRICA: ELEctronic knowledge base for Clinical care, Teaching and Research In Child Abuse
    Amaka Offiah
    Department of Radiology, Sheffield Children s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Western Bank, Sheffield, UK
    Pediatr Radiol 41:1433-9. 2011

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Publications10

  1. pmc Surviving campomelic dysplasia has the radiological features of the previously reported ischio-pubic-patella syndrome
    A C Offiah
    J Med Genet 39:e50. 2002
  2. doi Are UK radiologists satisfied with the training and support received in suspected child abuse?
    R S Leung
    Department of Radiology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK
    Clin Radiol 64:690-8. 2009
    ..To determine current practice and perceptions of the adequacy of training and support received for the reporting of skeletal surveys in suspected physical child abuse...
  3. ncbi Acute osteomyelitis, septic arthritis and discitis: differences between neonates and older children
    A C Offiah
    Department of Radiology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London WC1N 3JH, UK
    Eur J Radiol 60:221-32. 2006
    ..This review article discusses the important clinical and radiological differences that in the past have led many authors to consider neonatal osteomyelitis a separate entity from osteomyelitis in the older child...
  4. ncbi Diagnostic accuracy of fracture detection in suspected non-accidental injury: the effect of edge enhancement and digital display on observer performance
    A C Offiah
    Department of Radiology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK
    Clin Radiol 61:163-73. 2006
    ..To compare the effect of varying degrees of edge enhancement and method of digital image display on fracture detection in suspected non-accidental injury (NAI)...
  5. ncbi Optimal exposure parameters for digital radiography of the infant skull: a pilot study
    A C Offiah
    Department of Radiology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK
    Clin Radiol 60:1195-204. 2005
    ..To determine optimal exposure parameters when performing digital skull radiographs in infants with suspected non-accidental injury (NAI)...
  6. ncbi Evaluation of the Commission of the European Communities quality criteria for the paediatric lateral spine
    A C Offiah
    Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    Br J Radiol 76:885-90. 2003
    ..It is also possible to use them when optimizing target S values...
  7. ncbi Observational study of skeletal surveys in suspected non-accidental injury
    A C Offiah
    Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    Clin Radiol 58:702-5. 2003
    ..To document variability in the standard of skeletal surveys received for a second opinion in suspected non-accidental injury (NAI)...
  8. ncbi Paternal uniparental disomy 14: introducing the "coat-hanger" sign
    Amaka C Offiah
    Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London, UK
    Pediatr Radiol 33:509-12. 2003
    ..The patient died after prolonged respiratory failure. This combination of patUPD14 and congenital cutis laxa has not previously been described. Radiology can play a pivotal role in guiding the geneticist's choice of investigation...
  9. ncbi Radiological diagnosis of the constitutional disorders of bone. As easy as A, B, C?
    Amaka C Offiah
    Department of Radiology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, WC1N3JH, UK
    Pediatr Radiol 33:153-61. 2003
    ..The last meeting was in Oxford in 2001. This article attempts to highlight the differences between the osteochondrodysplasias and the dysostoses, and provides a systematic approach to their radiological diagnosis...
  10. doi ELECTRICA: ELEctronic knowledge base for Clinical care, Teaching and Research In Child Abuse
    Amaka Offiah
    Department of Radiology, Sheffield Children s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Western Bank, Sheffield, UK
    Pediatr Radiol 41:1433-9. 2011
    ..This web-based tool will unify the investigative protocol in suspected abuse and support training and allow multicentre national and international collaborative research and provide robust evidence to support the legal process...