Single Photon Absorptiometry

- Discussion:
    - may be used as a screening test since it is simple and inexpensive;
    - will predict future forearm, calcaneus, & most appendicular frx;
    - in appendicular skeleton, single-photon absorptiometry has good reproducibility (1-3 %);
    - of note, bone density of the radius reflects total body calcium and may be used to predict fractures at other sites

Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Thursday, August 23, 2012 9:51 am