This paper is only available as a PDF. To read, Please Download here.
Three evaluations of lumbar bone mineral content (BMC) were carried out at different times at intervals of a few days in 10 normal volunteers aged between 18 and 60. The dual photon absorptiometry technique was employed (using gadolinium-153 as radioactive isotope). Data on 20 subjects aged from 23 to 62 were recorded on magnetic tape and processed ten times by the same operator. The data for individual subjects proved satisfactorily reproducible and the repeated processing of a single scan by the same investigator gave very satisfactory results. The findings demonstrate that the evaluation of lumbar BMC by dual photon absorptiometry can provide highly reproducible and acceptably accurate data.
To read this article in full you will need to make a payment
Purchase one-time access:Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
One-time access price info
- For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
- For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'
Subscribe:Subscribe to Maturitas
Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
Already an online subscriber? Sign in
Register: Create an account
Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect
- Total body mineral and lean body mass by dual photon absorptiometry.Calcif Tissue Int. 1981; 33: 361-363
- Measurement of bone mineral in vivo.Science. 1963; 142: 230-232
- Spinal mineral loss in oophorectomized women: determination by quantitative computed tomography.J Am Med Assoc. 1980; 244: 2056-2059
- Measurement of total body calcium (bone mass) in vivo, using total body neutron activation analysis.J Lab Clin Med. 1970; 76: 151-162
- Measurement of bone mineral content (B.M.C.) of the lumbar spine. I. Theory and application of a new two-dimensional dual-photon attenuation method.Scand J Lab. 1980; 40: 653-663
- Post-traumatic osteopenia.in: A quantitative study of bone mineral mass in the femur following fracture of the tibia, in man, using 241-Am as a photon source. Acta Orthop Scand. 1966 (suppl. 91)
- Dual photon absorptiometry in lumbar vertebrae.in: Theory and method. Acta Radiol Ther Phys Biol. 13. 1974: 266-280
- Total body bone mineral and lean body mass by dual photon absorptiometry. I. Theory and measurement procedure.Calcif Tissue Int. 1981; 99: 353-359
- Differential changes in bone mineral density of the appendicular and axial skeleton with aging.J. Clin Invest. 1981; 67: 328-335
Accepted: January 18, 1988
Received in revised form: January 15, 1988
Received: June 22, 1987
© 1988 Published by Elsevier Inc.