Third metacarpal bone mineral density assessment in the standing horse by dual X-ray absorptiometry: suitability, precision and accuracy.

Abstract

Bone mineral density (BMD) is correlated to mechanical properties of bone. In the horse, dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) has yet only been performed ex-vivo, but a new portable DXA device would be ideal for in-vivo BMD measurement. We explored field suitability, precision and accuracy of this device for in-vivo third metacarpal density assessment… (More)

Topics

Cite this paper

@article{Donabdian2005ThirdMB, title={Third metacarpal bone mineral density assessment in the standing horse by dual X-ray absorptiometry: suitability, precision and accuracy.}, author={M Donab{\'e}dian and Catherine Delguste and Giovanni Perona and Patrice Lebecque and François Duboeuf and O Lepaga and William Martin-Rosset}, journal={Veterinary and comparative orthopaedics and traumatology : V.C.O.T}, year={2005}, volume={18 1}, pages={26-30} }