Korean J Med.  2019 Jun;94(3):268-272. 10.3904/kjm.2019.94.3.268.

Measurement and Interpretation of Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry Bone Density Measurements

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  • 1Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea. puritystar@hanmail.net

Abstract

Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is a widely used technology used to diagnosis osteoporosis and monitor changes in bone mineral density (BMD). The present paper reviews the clinical application of DXA in evaluating osteoporosis, including indications for BMD testing, interpretation of DXA results, diagnosis of osteoporosis, and serial BMD follow up. As the clinical utility of DXA depends on the quality of the scan acquisition, the precision assessment of DXA is also discussed.

Keyword

Osteoporosis; Diagnosis; Bone mineral density; Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry
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