Temperature influence on DXA measurements: bone mineral density acquisition in frozen and thawed human femora

BACKGROUND Determining bone mineral density (BMD) with dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is an established and widely used method that is also applied prior to biomechanical testing. However, DXA is affected by a number of factors. In order to delay decompositional processes, human specimens for biomechanical studies are usually stored at about -20… CONTINUE READING