Assessing bone mineral density in vivo: quantitative computed tomography.

  title={Assessing bone mineral density in vivo: quantitative computed tomography.},
  author={Doug R. Korver and J. L. Saunders-Blades and K. L. Nadeau},
  journal={Poultry science},
  volume={83 2},
Egg-laying hens require substantial amounts of Ca to support eggshell formation. Over time, structural bone is catabolized to provide some of the Ca required; the structural bone is not replaced. As the hen ages, this can eventually lead to osteoporosis. Quantitative Computed Tomography (QCT) is a nondestructive technique used to measure bone mineral density (BMD). QCT is used diagnostically in humans to assess osteoporosis; BMD determined by QCT is correlated with other, more invasive methods… CONTINUE READING

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