A new trabecular region of interest for femoral dual X-ray absorptiometry: short-term precision, age-related bone loss, and fracture discrimination compared with current femoral regions of interest.

@article{Takada1997ANT,
  title={A new trabecular region of interest for femoral dual X-ray absorptiometry: short-term precision, age-related bone loss, and fracture discrimination compared with current femoral regions of interest.},
  author={Masahiko Takada and Stephan Grampp and Xiaolong Ouyang and Klaus Engelke and Harry K. Genant},
  journal={Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research},
  year={1997},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={832-8}
}
We defined a new region of interest (ROI) for femoral Ward's triangle, centered on the femoral neck axis including comparatively trabecular-rich bone. Forty-seven premenopausal, 39 healthy postmenopausal, and 35 osteoporotic postmenopausal women with vertebral fractures were evaluated comparing the new with the standard femoral ROIs, using a Hologic QDR-2000. Additionally, spinal dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) was performed. The short-term precision error of the new ROI expressed as the root… CONTINUE READING