radiographic absorptiometry


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radiographic absorptiometry

Imaging A bone density scan used to assess the mineral content of bone of the hands in Pts being evaluated for osteoporosis. See Osteoporosis.
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After giving informed consent, laboratory tests were performed (see below) and BMD was measured in both hands by radiographic absorptiometry (RA), as detailed below.
120 subjects; 60 people using MP and 60 cigarette smoker were evaluated and BMD was measured in nondominant hand by phalangeal radiographic absorptiometry (RA), as detailed below.
In the article, titled "Comparison of Radiographic Absorptiometry with Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry and Quantitative Computed Tomography in Normal Older White and Black Women," Dr.
Absolute Fracture Risk Assessment From Phalangeal Bone Mineral Density Using Radiographic Absorptiometry (R.
The device performs digital radiographic absorptiometry (RA) using storage phosphor technology (SPT) to estimate relative bone density of the three middle fingers.
This is further proof that Radiographic Absorptiometry (RA) is a reliable and inexpensive method of assessing BMD, and thus phalangeal BMD determined from a standard hand x-ray using RA is an accurate way to predict fracture risk," stated Dr.
MetriScan is a desktop unit that uses radiographic absorptiometry (RA) to scan fingers in less than one second with a very low radiation dose of 5% of dental X-rays.