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Radiology. 1988 Feb;166(2):509-22.

Quantitative CT for determination of bone mineral density: a review.

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  • 1Department of Radiology, University of California, San Francisco 94143.

Abstract

One of the major uses of quantitative computed tomography (CT) has been the measurement of bone mineral density (BMD) at various skeletal sites. The published literature on this subject from 1974 to the present is extensive. Because many investigators and clinicians are just now starting to explore the utility of this technique, the author reviewed this literature to provide both the historic perspective and current status of BMD measurement with CT. The physical and physiologic bases of the method, accuracy, reproducibility, radiation dose, and clinical utility are all discussed.

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