dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry

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Related to dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry: DEXA, DEXA scan, Bone densitometry

dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry

n. Abbr. DEXA or DXA
Absorptiometry using two x-ray beams at different energy levels, especially in determining bone mineral density.

dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA)

n absorciometría de rayos X de energía dual
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The team included 5,855 women with the mean age of 71 years, who underwent baseline dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans to assess body fat and body fat composition and have been followed for 12 years.
Role of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.
For the study, researchers measured bone density using three-dimensional computed tomography (CT) called quantitative CT and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry, also called DXA.
Kitano T, Kitano N, Inomoto T, Futatsuka M, Evaluation of Body Composition Using Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry, Skinfold Thickness and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis in Japanese Female College Students.
These methods include: hydrodensitometry (HW), dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA), isotope dilution (ID), skinfold thickness (SKF) body mass index (BMI), near-infrared interactance (NIR) and bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) (9,10,22).
The BMD of the whole body, the lumbar spine and left hip sites (total, neck, trochanter, intertrochanter and Ward's triangle) were measured using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry.
Detection of small changes in body composition by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry.
Researchers who analyzed medical records of more than 50,000 women discovered that nearly half of women who were age 65 and older had not had a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan, a test that measures bone mineral density and reveals whether osteoporosis is present.
Anamnesis, a detailed clinical examination with the distinction between high and low risk factors as well as the quantitative ultrasound (QUS) make it possible to recognize the persons at an increased risk for osteoporosis and to refer them to the bone mineral density measurement (BMD) with double exposition with x-rays by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) method.
2008) Estimation of stature and length of limb segments in children and adolescents from whole-body dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scans.
Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry to screen for osteoporosis is both underused in women who meet the U.
Men at increased risk for osteoporosis should undergo bone mineral density (BMD) testing using central dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA).

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