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Densitometers, Bone, Isotope, Single-Photon Absorptiometry

Definition : Isotope bone densitometers that use a single source to yield an essentially monoenergetic (one discrete line spectrum) beam of gamma rays (x-ray photons). In addition to the single photon source, these densitometers typically include a scanner, a single-channel analyzer, and a computer with appropriate software. Single-photon densitometers are used to assess bone mineral content in the appendicular skeleton, usually by measuring the forearm (radius) or the heel.

Entry Terms : "Absorptiometers, Single-Photon" , "Single-Photon Densitometers" , "SPA Systems" , "Single-Photon Absorptiometers"

UMDC code : 17151

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