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Radiographic absorptiometry as a screening tool in male osteoporosis: results from the Odense Androgen Study.

Authors
  • Hansen, S J
  • Nielsen, M M F
  • Ryg, J
  • Wraae, K
  • Andersen, M
  • Brixen, K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta radiologica (Stockholm, Sweden : 1987)
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2009
Volume
50
Issue
6
Pages
658–663
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/02841850902912036
PMID: 19488892
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

BMD(RA) correlated weakly with BMD(DXA) of the lumbar spine and total hip, and RA has a moderate ability to identify osteoporotic individuals. Nevertheless, RA may be used as a pre-screening tool in men, since the diagnosis may be ruled out in half the population at little cost.

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