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.
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dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA)

n absorciometría de rayos X de energía dual
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Parisa Beham, "Role of Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry in Assessment of Bone Mineral Density--A Review" Proceedings of International Conference on Informatics Computing in Engineering Systems ICICES, (2018).
Measuring waist circumference is the most common and convenient method of assessing abdominal obesity, and it corresponds well to other techniques (dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry and CT/MRI scans).
In the study appears in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports journal Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans were used to evaluate the initial bone health of the participants as well as the training-induced effects, along with blood samples to determine plasma markers for bone turnover and bone formation.
Among direct methods, [3,4] four-compartment model, air displacement plethysmography, and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) are included while indirect methods cover anthropometric measurements, skinfold measurement, body adiposity index, and bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA) to assess body composition.
The effect was measured on Bone Mineral Density using Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA).
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.
Role of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.
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.
Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) of spine and hip is the gold standard for monitoring BMD.
Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry has received the 'gold standard' title from many resources (5,6,8-10,21).

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