Clinical Applications and Comparison of Methods

  • Alan L. Huddleston


The development of the noninvasive radiological methods in densitometry has enhanced the diagnosis and monitoring of osteoporosis and other bone-related diseases. These methods have progressed over the years from the qualitative to the quantitative, providing the medical community with important additional information regarding the assessment of bone disease. We have seen that these methods have unique characteristics that delineate their suitability and advantages for a particular application. However, the physical measurement parameters associated with each method are characterized by specific limitations upon their applicability, precision, and accuracy in the clinical environment.


Bone Mineral Density Trabecular Bone Bone Mineral Content Distal Radius Quantitative Compute Tomography 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan L. Huddleston
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  1. 1.Medical Physics, Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, Division of Radiation OncologyBaylor University Medical CenterDallasUSA

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