Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) studies both in humans and animals one cannot avoid obtaining a controversial impression concerning its use. The pro's and contra's however are dictated by the model DXA was verified with. This study will cross-validate and compare fan beam data with both dissection and computed tomography (CT) scanning data. Twelve porcine carcasses, viscera included, were measured with DXA and CT before dissection into its major components. Soft tissue samples allowed for chemical and hydration analyses and the complete skeleton was ashed. This macro-quality evaluation confirms that part of the existing problem is the result of terminology and that the predictive character of DXA is good. The verification of the precision capacity of DXA variables resulted into significant differences indicating that clinical precision for the individual patient is at risk.
|Titel||XII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2010, MEDICON 2010|
|Status||Published - 2010|
|Evenement||12th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, MEDICON 2010 - Chalkidiki, Greece|
Duur: 27 mei 2010 → 30 mei 2010
|Conference||12th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, MEDICON 2010|
|Periode||27/05/10 → 30/05/10|