DXA


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DXA

abbr.
dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry
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However unlike DXA, QUS does not directly measure bone mineral density (BMD).
DXA is considered the gold standard for determining bone mineral density because of its ability to measure BMD in the spine and proximal femur, common sites for osteoporotic fractures.
During a DXA scan, density measurements are taken of bones at specific areas of your body.
Using DXA, they were found that assortative mating for body fatness was not linked to the length of time that a couple had lived together.
The money was given by the Department of Health after a mapping exercise by the National Osteoporosis Society found that Merseyside is the seventh most needy area (out of 28) when it comes to needing more DXA scanners.
DXA would allow packers to know just what they are paying for: the true value of the meat and not a large amount of fat that must be removed before the product is shipped.
DXA directly measures the total body bone mineral content, the fat mass of soft tissue and the lean mass of soft tissue independently of other variables such as weight and height.
A programme of recommended visits includes: Initial consultation with follow ups at three months, six months, 12 months and 18 months, followed by a two yearly DXA scan.
The current standard method for assessment of BMD is dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) of the hip and/or spine, and actually the T-score values for osteoporosis and osteopenia diagnosis are validated by WHO only when measured by DXA.
While clinicians have access to whole body DXA scanners at most hospitals, portable DXA scanners have become available on the commercial market and this may allow regional bone and fat scanning, however it may not be the most reliable for measuring central obesity," she concluded.