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single-energy X-ray absorptiometry (redirected from SXA)
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single-energy X-ray absorptiometry A bone density scan used to assess the mineral content of bone in a workup for osteoporosis, using a single X-ray beam to estimate the bone density of certain bones. SXA is not used as common as dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA).
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Standardization was performed daily by scanning a Hologic anthropomorphic phantom (for DXA) and a manufacturer-supplied forearm phantom (for SXA
With this flexibility Phabrix will continue to adapt the SxA
platform to address customer needs and the continually evolving SDI specifications."
Single Energy X-ray Absorptiometry relies on a very low dose x-ray source to measure the bones of the wrist or heel.
All of ACMC's SXA
materials are wrought products based on standard alloys, such as aluminum alloy 2009, 6061, or 2013 matrices with silicon carbide whisker or particulate reinforcements.
First, single-energy x-ray absorptiometry (SXA
) was tried, but its accuracy was insufficient.
* Single- or dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (SXA