The aim of our study was to estimate the utility and accuracy of ASFMs in estimating LBM in patients on hemodialysis using DEXA scan
as a gold standard in assessing LBM.
Forty subjects underwent DEXA scan
measurements of the lumbar spine and hip.
BMD is not the only factor used to predict fracture risk, measured using the DEXA scan
CW connects the dots in the way that makes sense: The DEXA scan
is not expensive, as medical tests go (about $132, per the CW website), and the radiation exposure is much, much lower than a CT scan.
Based on these findings, bone mineral density could serve as such a marker, and DEXA scans
could be a good prediction tool, he said.
5) In addition, the USPSTF cites a prospective study showing that repeat measurement of BMD after 8 years added little predictive value compared with baseline DEXA scan
If resources permit, a DEXA scan
to measure bone mineral density among individuals who report a history of pathologic fracture or a family history of osteoporosis should be considered.
A subsequent chest X-ray and DEXA scan
of the patient were both negative.
In an HIV clinic population including about 2300 people seen from 2000 through 2009, the researchers focused on 671 people (29%) who had at least one DEXA scan
measuring bone mineral density in the lumbar (lower) spine, femoral neck (thin part at lop of thigh bone), and total body.
5 SD at spine, hip (total or femoral neck) or radius (distal 1/3 site) or presence of fragility fracture on DEXA scan
Going through the public sector for a DEXA scan
, patients have to wait three to four months, according to the same data.
A subset of 75 randomized subjects also had a DEXA scan
to measure body fat, and 73 randomized subjects had a multislice abdominal CT scan to measure visceral fat.
Of the total of 73 patients, 54 patients underwent a DEXA scan
at diagnosis and the Osteoporosis (WHO defined criteria of T score below 2.
Conditions like osteoarthritis leave calcium deposits that a DEXA scan
will read as healthy bone.
Subject-specific inertial parameters (segment mass, segment center of mass location, and moment of inertia) were determined from a whole body DEXA scan