Enhanced precision with dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry

@article{Mazess2004EnhancedPW,
  title={Enhanced precision with dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry},
  author={Richard B Mazess and Charles H. Chesnut and Michael R. McClung and Harry K. Genant},
  journal={Calcified Tissue International},
  year={2004},
  volume={51},
  pages={14-17}
}
SummaryRepeat spine and femur measurements (5 per case) were done on 19 subjects with the DPX-L densitometer operating at 3 mA giving a radiation flux fourfold higher than the earlier DPX model. The precision for spine bone mineral density (BMD) was about 0.55% (L2–L4) and 0.48% (L1–L4) for 2-minute scans (2.4 mrem). The precision was only slightly lower (0.4–0.5%) for 4-minute scans (5 mrem) in a subset of 11 subjects. There was a slight precision advantage for the larger L1–L4 area compared… 

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