Patient assessment using standardized bone mineral density values and a national reference database: implementing uniform thresholds for the reimbursement of osteoporosis treatments in Belgium

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Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) devices from the three main manufacturers provide different bone mineral density (BMD) values, due in part to technical differences in the algorithms for bone mineral content (BMC) and area measurements and in part to the use of different manufacturer-derived reference databases. As a result, significant differences… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00198-002-1321-z

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@article{Boonen2003PatientAU, title={Patient assessment using standardized bone mineral density values and a national reference database: implementing uniform thresholds for the reimbursement of osteoporosis treatments in Belgium}, author={Susanne Eriksen Boonen and J. A. Kaufman and J. -Y. L. Reginster and J. -P. Devogelaer}, journal={Osteoporosis International}, year={2003}, volume={14}, pages={110-115} }