How useful is dual energy lateral vertebral assessment in a clinic setting?

Bernadette McGuinness, Sandra Stewart, Hugh Taggart

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Abstract

Screening for osteoporotic vertebral fractures traditionally involves X-ray of the thoracic and lumbar spine. We evaluated use of dual energy X-ray technology in patients with osteoporosis. We found this technology useful in the clinic setting and it has advantages in that less radiation is delivered to the patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-6
Number of pages3
JournalThe Ulster Medical Journal
Volume78
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009

Keywords

  • Absorptiometry, Photon
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Fractures, Spontaneous
  • Humans
  • Lumbar Vertebrae
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Thoracic Vertebrae

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