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.
The history of bone densitometry goes back to the 1920s and 1930s with the advent of radiographic absorptiometry (RA).
* RA Radiographic Absorptiometry, also called photodensitometry, relies on x-rays of the hand and a small metal wedge to calculate bone density.