by U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Available from National Technical Information Service in Rockville, MD, [Springfield, VA .
Written in English
|Series||Health technology assessment reports -- 1987, no. 2, DHHS publication -- no. (PHS) 88-3417|
|Contributions||National Center for Health Services Research and Health Care Technology Assessment (U.S.)|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||35 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||35|
Radiographic absorptiometry is an inexpensive and quick method for evaluating bone mineral density. Therefore, we analyzed a historical cohort of maintenance hemodialysis patients to determine whether metacarpal bone mineral density measured by digital image processing, a computer-assisted radiographic absorptiometry Cited by: 1. Bone Mineral Density: What it Means and How to Measure it What is Bone Mineral Density? Measuring bone mass and bone density is a common part of managing osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) in children and adults. Bone mass refers to the weight of the skeleton. Bone density . Bone mineral density (BMD) is defined as the amount of mineral (calcium hydroxyapatite) per unit of bone and can be used as an indirect indicator of bone strength. Radiographic features. BMD can be measured by various methods with DEXA the most prevalent: gamma rays (gamma decay): replaced by radiographic methods. single-energy photon absorptiometry . Bone densitometry * is a general term encompassing the art and science of measuring the bone mineral content (BMC) and bone mineral density (BMD) of specific skeletal sites or the whole body. The bone measurement values are used to assess bone strength, assist with diagnosis of diseases associated with low bone density .
Measurement of bone mineral density may be utilized for the diagnosis and treatment of decreased bone mass. The following procedures are used to measure bone mineral density: dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA or DXA) radiographic absorptiometry (RA) bone . Other methods of measuring BMD include quantitative computed tomography (QCT) and radiographic absorptiometry. People at risk for developing bone disease are advised to have a . Other methods of measuring BMD include quantitative computed tomography (QCT) and radiographic absorptiometry. People at risk for developing bone disease are advised to have a DEXA scan. We . G Single energy x-ray absorptiometry (SEXA) bone density study, one or more sites; appendicular skeleton (peripheral) (e.g., radius, wrist, heel) (Medicare only) Ultrasound bone density measurement and interpretation, peripheral site(s), any method Bone Mineral Density .
As standard bone density measurements are not available to all physicians, there is a need for a fast, inexpensive, and widely available technique to measure bone mass. Radiographic absorptiometry . Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) measures of bone mineral content and bone mineral density track over at least a 3-year period, with correlations of – between baseline Z-scores (number of standard deviations above or below the mean of normal) and Z-scores in the same individual 3 years later. Perhaps more importantly, bone. Overview of Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry DXA will be used to assess overall skeletal changes that often occur with age by measuring bone mineral content (BMC) and bone mineral density (BMD). DXA measurements can also be used to provide information on early gender and ethnic changes in the rate of bone . Portable Peripheral Bone Density testing— portable devices that can determine BMD at peripheral sites such as the radius, phalanges, or calcaneus. Single Photon Absorptiometry(SPA) and Dual-Photon Absorptiometry (DPA)—measure bone mineral .