Peripheral or central densitometry: does it matter which technique we use?

@article{Blake2001PeripheralOC,
  title={Peripheral or central densitometry: does it matter which technique we use?},
  author={Glen Mervyn Blake and Ignac Fogelman},
  journal={Journal of clinical densitometry : the official journal of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry},
  year={2001},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={83-96}
}
Over the past decade, bone density scans have assumed an essential role in the diagnosis of osteoporosis. Although dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans of the central skeleton remain widely used, a variety of different types of equipment for measuring peripheral sites is now available. However, the poor correlation between different types of measurement and a lack of consensus on how results from peripheral sites should be interpreted have proved a barrier to the more widespread use of these… CONTINUE READING
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