Journal article

NON-INVASIVE TECHNIQUES FOR THE MEASUREMENT OF BONE-MINERAL

E SEEMAN, TJ MARTIN

BAILLIERES CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM | BAILLIERE TINDALL | Published : 1989

Abstract

Non-invasive, safe and precise techniques for measuring bone mineral density are available and have an important role in the detection, prevention and treatment of bone loss associated with aging, menopause and many illnesses affecting women and men. The three most widely accessible and established techniques for measuring regional bone mineral density are single and dual photon absorptiometry and quantitative computed tomography. A technique of greater accuracy, dual energy X-ray absorptiometry, has only recently become available. These techniques have made it possible to measure the magnitude, time course and regional specificity of the skeleton's response to ageing, menopause and illness...

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