Monitoring of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry measurement in clinical practice.

@article{Maghraoui2006MonitoringOD,
  title={Monitoring of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry measurement in clinical practice.},
  author={Abdellah El Maghraoui and Lahsen Achemlal and Ahmed Bezza},
  journal={Journal of clinical densitometry : the official journal of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry},
  year={2006},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={281-6}
}
Bone densitometry has become the "gold standard" in osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment evaluation. It has also become more and more common to perform a second dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) measurement to monitor bone mineral density (BMD) status or the effect of therapeutic intervention. When a second measurement is performed on a patient, the clinician needs to distinguish between a true change in BMD and a random fluctuation related to variability in the measurement procedure. The… CONTINUE READING