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Optical Engineering

In vivo Determination of Bone Density â€" A Comparative Study
Author(s): Norbert E. Reich; Frank E. Seidelmann; Ray R. Tubbs; William MacIntyre
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Paper Abstract

Two in vivo methods for the determination of bone mineral content are compared. It is concluded that computed tomography represents the only accurate in vivo method capable of determining bone mineral content per volume of bone. In addition, it has the distinct advantage of being able to determine the bone mineral content of virtually any bone of the skeleton.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1977
PDF: 3 pages
Opt. Eng. 16(1) 160120 doi: 10.1117/12.7972071
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 16, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Norbert E. Reich, Cleveland Clinic (United States)
Frank E. Seidelmann, Cleveland Clinic (United States)
Ray R. Tubbs, Cleveland Clinic (United States)
William MacIntyre, Cleveland Clinic (United States)


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