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Am J Med. 1995 Feb 27;98(2A):37S-40S.

Identification of patients with low bone mass by single photon absorptiometry and single-energy X-ray absorptiometry.

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Indiana University Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Indianapolis 46202-5124, USA.


Single-photon absorptiometry measurements at the radius and calcaneus have been shown in a number of prospective studies to predict the risk of all fractures as well as measurements at the spine or hip. Single-energy X-ray absorptiometry should do as well or better. These methods should be useful in selecting patients for therapy to treat or prevent osteoporosis.

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