n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Measurement of bone mineral density : guest editorial

Volume 16, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1027-9148



Extracted from text ... GUEST EDITORIAL O&G Forum 2006;16:101 Measurement of bone mineral density The method of measuring BMD is of critical importance in diagnosis and in decisions regarding treatment. The value of the BMD expressed as a T-score depends on (a) the method of measurement and the measuring device (b) the particular bone and the site chosen and (c) the mean and distribution of the values of BMD in the chosen reference population of young healthy adults. BMD can be measured by several different methods and many devices and machines are available. The BMD of the peripheral skeleton can be measured by ultrasonography ..

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