Posterior-anterior and lateral dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry for the assessment of vertebral osteoporosis and bone loss among older men.


Lateral spine dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) selectively measures the trabecular-rich vertebral bodies without the contributions of the cortical-rich posterior elements of the spine and is less affected by spinal degenerative disease than posterior-anterior DXA. We tested whether lateral DXA detects vertebral osteoporosis more often and is more… (More)


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