Evaluation of vertebral volumetric vs. areal bone mineral density during growth.

Abstract

Bone mineral "density" (BMD) measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) does not represent the volumetric density (grams per cubic centimeter), but rather the areal density (grams per square centimeter). This distinction is important during growth. The purpose of this study was to measure vertebral dimensions in cadavers of young pigtail macaques… (More)

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