Journal article

Reference ranges for bone densitometers adopted Australia-wide: Geelong osteoporosis study.

MJ Henry, JA Pasco, NA Pocock, GC Nicholson, MA Kotowicz

Australasian Radiology | Wiley | Published : 2004


Bone densitometry reports a measure of fracture risk in comparison with young adults (T-scores) and age-matched peers (Z-scores). To date, each manufacturer has provided its own reference range resulting in lack of uniformity. The Australia and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society and Osteoporosis Australia have recognized the need to standardize the reference range and have recommended that data generated by the Geelong Osteoporosis Study (GOS) be used Australia-wide. The GOS recruited a random, population-based sample of adult women and measured bone mineral density (BMD) at the proximal femur and spine using a Lunar DPX-L. These data were used to establish reference ranges for Lunar machi..

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