Bone Mineral Density Obtained by Peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography (pQCT) in Middle-Aged and Elderly Japanese

Shigeki Tsuzuku, Naoakira Niino, Fujiko Ando, Hiroshi Shimokata
2000 Journal of Epidemiology  
Bone Mineral Density Obtained by Peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography mass per unit volume (mg/cm3) 6-8). It allows separation of the bone sections into the trabecular and cortical bones, and can also visualize the bone structure 8-12). Thus, it is expected to be a new equipment to estimate bone architecture. Moreover, with its high resolution performance, the precision of pQCT is excellent. The in vivo coefficient of variation (CV) after measuring the same person repeatedly was 0.48%,
more » ... d the in vitro CV was 0.90% with phantom measurements 13)
doi:10.2188/jea.10.1sup_39 fatcat:ihujej6sobah7cnkxftk4bytla