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Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA)

  • Richard Whitehouse
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Abstract

DXA is most commonly used to measure the mineral content of the skeleton, for the diagnosis and follow up of osteoporosis, but can also measure the fat and lean soft tissue content of the body.

Keywords

Bone Mineral Density Bone Density Areal Bone Mineral Density Lanthanum Carbonate Trabecular Bone Density 
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Further Reading

  1. Adams JE. Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry. In: Grampp S, editor. Radiology of osteoporosis. 2nd ed. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer; 2008. p. 105–24.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyManchester Royal InfirmaryManchesterUK

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