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Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry

The World Health Organization (WHO) has established dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) as the best densitometric technique for assessing bone mineral density (BMD) in postmenopausal women and has based the definitions of osteopenia and osteoporosis on its results. DXA enables accurate diagnosis of osteoporosis, estimation of fracture risk and monitoring of patients undergoing treatment. Additional features of DXA include measurement of BMD at multiple skeletal sites, vertebral fracture assessment and body composition assessment, including fat mass and lean soft tissue mass of the whole body and the segments. This book contains reviews and original studies about DXA and its different uses in clinical practice (diagnosis of osteoporosis, monitoring of BMD measurement) and in medical research in several situations (e.g. assessment of morphological asymmetry in athletes, estimation of resting energy expenditure, assessment of vertebral strength and vertebral fracture risk, or study of dry bones such as the ulna).

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Dual Energy X-Ray AbsorptiometryEdited by Abdellah El Maghraoui

Published: January 25th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1114

ISBN: 978-953-307-877-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6742-6

Copyright year: 2012

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44904 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

9 Web of Science Citations

13 Dimensions Citations


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1. Interpreting a DXA Scan in Clinical Practice

By Abdellah El Maghraoui


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2. Monitoring DXA Measurement in Clinical Practice

By Abdellah El Maghraoui


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3. Bone Loss and Seasonal Variation in Serial DXA Densitometry – A Population-Based Study

By Joonas Sirola, Toni Rikkonen, Risto Honkanen, Jukka S. Jurvelin, Marjo Tuppurainen and Heikki Kröger


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4. The Validity of Body Composition Measurement Using Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry for Estimating Resting Energy Expenditure

By Chiyoko Usui, Motoko Taguchi, Kazuko Ishikawa-Takata and Mitsuru Higuchi


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5. Dxa as a Tool for the Assessment of Morphological Asymmetry in Athletes

By Magdalena Krzykała


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6. Body Composition in Disabilities of Central Nervous System

By Yannis Dionyssiotis


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7. Internal Design of the Dry Human Ulna by DXA

By S. Aguado-Henche, A. Bosch-Martín, P. Spottorno-Rubio and R. Rodríguez-Torres


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8. Ex Vivo and In Vivo Assessment of Vertebral Strength and Vertebral Fracture Risk Assessed by Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry

By Kazuhiro Imai


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9. Dietary Protein and Bone Health

By Anne Blais, Emilien Rouy and Daniel Tomé


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