Comparison of DXA and MRI methods for interpreting femoral neck bone mineral density.

@article{Arokoski2002ComparisonOD,
  title={Comparison of DXA and MRI methods for interpreting femoral neck bone mineral density.},
  author={Merja H Arokoski and Jari P. Arokoski and P. Vainio and Lea Niemitukia and Heikki Kr{\"o}ger and Jukka S. Jurvelin},
  journal={Journal of clinical densitometry : the official journal of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry},
  year={2002},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={289-96}
}
The aim of the study was to improve the practical implementation of the dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) by converting the areal bone mineral density BMD (BMD(areal)) to volumetric BMD using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging (MRI) because a failure to control for the femoral neck size can lead to erroneous interpretation of BMD values. We also evaluated the feasibility of MR T2* relaxation time in assessing bone mineral status of the femoral neck. Twenty-eight randomly selected 47- to 64-yr-old… CONTINUE READING