We read the article by Lawrenson et al. [
] with great interest. The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of an algorithm based on known risk factors in conjunction with Pixi scans that could limit the requirement for central DEXA in diagnosis of osteoporosis. The PIXI scanning proved acceptable and this paper suggest that a combination of peripheral densitometry and a history of symptoms is a cost effective way of identifying women in whom treatment should be considered.
- Lawrenson R.
- Nicholls P.
- Rivers-Latham R.
- Brown T.
- Barnardo J.
- Gray R.
PIXI bone density screening for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
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- PIXI bone density screening for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.Maturitas. 2006; 53: 245-251
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Published online: June 28, 2006
Received: February 2, 2006
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