Peter Ruegsegger

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Bone density measurements by dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) of the spine can now be made precisely, but there is no uniformity in reporting results and in presenting reference data. A European Union Concerted Action therefore devised a uniform procedure for cross-calibrating and standardizing instruments, using the European spine phantom (ESP) prototype.(More)
Bone mass and microarchitecture are the main determinants of bone strength. Three-dimensional micro-computed tomogrpahy has the potential to examine complete bones of small laboratory animals with very high resolution in a non-invasive way. In the presented work, the proximal part of the tibiae of hindlimb unloaded and control rats were measured with 3D(More)
The benefit of sodium fluoride (NaF) in the therapy of osteoporosis is still controversial. For 3 years we monitored patients with postmenopausal osteoporosis subjected to a continuous treatment with 80 mg NaF/day and patients without fluoride treatment. Every 3 months peripheral total and trabecular bone densities were evaluated with high-precision(More)
We previously showed that it is possible to cross-calibrate peripheral bone densitometers using the European Spine Phantom (ESP). We have now performed a multinational study of cross-calibrated radius bone density based on normal subjects of both sexes in eight European centers. Six centers were equipped with machines made by Scanco or Stratec for(More)
We have measured bone mineral density (BMD) using dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) of the spine and hip, spinal quantitative computed tomography (QCTspi), and peripheral radial quantitative computed tomography (pQCTrad) in 334 spine and 51 hip fracture patients. The standardized hip and spine BMD for each patient was calculated and compared with the combined(More)
A semi-anthropomorphic 'distal radius like' phantom, developed by Kalender and Ruegsegger for use in peripheral bone densitometry using single photon (DPA) dual X-ray (DXA) and quantitative computed tomography (QCT) machines, has been studied with a view to cross-calibrating different types and brands of densitometers in current use. In the context of an EU(More)
Trabecular and total bone densities were determined by quantitative computed tomography in patients with untreated postmenopausal osteoporosis and in normal premenopausal and postmenopausal women. A special procedure was used for precise low-dose examinations of the distal end of the radius and the distal end of the tibia. The results indicate that the(More)
To explore the possibilities of fibrinclytic therapy of coronary thrombosis, experimental studies were carried out to document lysis of coronary thrombi and to investigate the effect of fibrinolytic blood upon inyocardial infarction. Serum-induced coronary thrombi were produced by a new technic and were followed by serial coronary arteriography. Control(More)