Clinical utility of dual-energy vertebral assessment (DVA)

  title={Clinical utility of dual-energy vertebral assessment (DVA)},
  author={Tamara J. Vokes and Larry B. Dixon and Murray J. Favus},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
The current study was undertaken to evaluate the clinical utility of DVA, a system for imaging the lateral spine on the Lunar Prodigy densitometer. DVA images were obtained and bone density of the lumbar spine and proximal femur measured in 297 subjects (272 women), aged 64±13 years. The images were classified as: normal (N) if no fractures were detected and all vertebrae between T6 and L4 were visualized, fracture (F) if any vertebra had a fracture (defined as 25% or more reduction in the… CONTINUE READING