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dual-photon absorptiometry

A technique used to measure bone density.

DPA measures bone density of the vertebrae and hip (the bones most susceptible to clinical fractures), using very low doses of radiation.

Slower scan time than other methods.
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Abbrev. for Diploma in Public Administration.
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