Trabecular bone mineral density measurement in vivo: Use of the ratio of coherent to Compton-scattered photons in the calcaneus

S. S. Shukla, I. Leichter, A. Karellas, J. D. Craven, M. A. Greenfield

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Abstract

Trabecular bone mineral density (TBMD) was measured in vivo in the calcaneus by a new method that uses the ratio of coherent to Compton-scattered photons arising from irradiation of a small volume of trabecular bone by a gamma ray source with highly collimated geometry. TBMD values for healthy men (22-77 years) were in the range of 180-357 mg/ml, and values for healthy women (18-73 years) were in the range of 160-321 mg/ml. In contrast, values in a small group of paraplegics were in the range of 90-199 mg/ml.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)695-697
Number of pages3
JournalRadiology
Volume158
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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