Individual smallest detectable difference in bone mineral density measurements.

@article{Ravaud1999IndividualSD,
  title={Individual smallest detectable difference in bone mineral density measurements.},
  author={Philippe Ravaud and Jean-Luc Reny and B. Giraudeau and Rapha{\"e}l Porcher and Maxime R Dougados and Christian Roux},
  journal={Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research},
  year={1999},
  volume={14 8},
  pages={1449-56}
}
Bone mineral density (BMD) measurement is a major outcome measure in osteoporosis. The BMD changes observed must exceed the variability inherent in the measurement process to be considered related to disease progression. The objective of the study was to estimate short-term variability of BMD measurement and to propose a cut-off value for the smallest detectable BMD changes for an individual. To estimate the short-term variability, 70 healthy postmenopausal women aged 53 +/- 4 years (group 1… CONTINUE READING
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