Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry in the diagnosis of osteoporosis: a practical guide.

@article{LorenteRamos2011DualenergyXA,
  title={Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry in the diagnosis of osteoporosis: a practical guide.},
  author={Rosa M Lorente-Ramos and Javier Azpeitia-Arm{\'a}n and Araceli Mu{\~n}oz-Hern{\'a}ndez and Jos{\'e} Manuel Garc{\'i}a-G{\'o}mez and Patricia D{\'i}ez-Mart{\'i}nez and Miguel Grande-B{\'a}rez},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2011},
  volume={196 4},
  pages={897-904}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this essay is a quick and comprehensive review of dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry in the diagnosis of osteoporosis that shows how to achieve the best performance in three steps. CONCLUSION The three-step procedure for dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry includes image acquisition emphasizing proper patient positioning and regions of interest; analysis, including areas to scan and detection of artifacts that should be excluded from the analysis and noted in the report… CONTINUE READING
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