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Title: Computed digital absorptiometry of the hand: screening method of bone loss in postmenopausal women with RA.
Author: Nolla Solé, Joan Miquel
Gómez Vaquero, Carmen
Fiter, Jordi
Roig Escofet, D. (Daniel)
Keywords: Densitometria òssia
Artritis reumatoide
Menopausa
Bone densitometry
Rheumatoid arthritis
Menopause
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: BMJ Group
Abstract: Dual energy x ray absorptiometry (DXA) is the most commonly used method of measuring bone mineral density (BMD); it has been shown to be a good predictor of the future risk of fracture.1Unfortunately, the generalised use of DXA is limited as it is expensive and time consuming, is not portable, and is available only in specialised clinics.#N##N#Computed digital absorptiometry (CDA) of the hand is a new bone densitometry technique, designed to assess the BMD of the middle phalanx of the third finger using a direct, automated measurement of x ray attenuation.2This technique is similar to radiographic absorptiometry but provides immediate results; in current radiographic absorptiometry, radiographs are sent to an off site processing centre and the results are received a few days later. CDA is cheap and quick. Its precision and accuracy seem to be acceptable, but its ability to discriminate between patients with osteoporosis and normal subjects, to predict risk of …
Note: Reproducció digital del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ard.59.6.490b
It is part of: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 2000, vol. 59, núm. 6, p. 492
Related resource: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ard.59.6.490b
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/22472
ISSN: 0003-4967
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