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Measurement Of Bone Density Of The Calcaneum With A New Imaging Area Detector
Author(s): F. Angelini; R. Bellazzini; A. Brez; M. M. Massai; M. C. Montesi; M. R. Torquati
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Paper Abstract

We describe a new method for the assessment of the bone mineral content of the peripheral skeleton. The method makes use of a single photon counting and imaging area detector, the Multi-Wire Proportional Chamber (MWPC). The application of this system to the measurement of the Bone Mineral Density (BMD) of calcaneum, using the MWPC as a dual photon absorptiometer with the isotopes pair 1251, 244,m, is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 1989
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1137, Science and Engineering of Medical Imaging, (18 October 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.961737
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F. Angelini, Universita' di Pisa (Italy)
R. Bellazzini, Universita' di Pisa (Italy)
A. Brez, Universita' di Pisa (Italy)
M. M. Massai, Universita' di Pisa (Italy)
M. C. Montesi, Universita' di Pisa (Italy)
M. R. Torquati, Universita' di Pisa (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1137:
Science and Engineering of Medical Imaging
Max A. Viergever, Editor(s)

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