The use of densitometry has increased considerably due to argumented diagnostic efforts for osteoporosis, better treatments and the development of novel techniques such as analysis of hip geometry and vertebral morphometry. The available techniques differ in price, portability, diagnostic utility, radiation exposure and clinical evidence. Some may be used in applying for drug reimbursement in Denmark. This review compares the available methods, their advantages and disadvantages and the main sources of error. DXA of the spine and hip remains the best documented method for the diagnosis and monitoring of osteoporosis, but not necessarily for prognosis of research.
|Bidragets oversatte titel||Osteodensitometry|
|Tidsskrift||Ugeskrift for laeger|
|Status||Udgivet - 9 feb. 2004|