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Prediction of femoral neck and spine bone mineral content from the BMC of the radius or ulna and the relationship between bone strength and BMCThe bone mineral content (BMC) is extensively used to provide information about the status of an entire skeleton. Changes in BMC are employed to evaluate the effect of various drugs, disease states, weightlessness, exercise, renal dialysis and others on the skeleton. Clinical and functional information is discussed that may be derived from the BMC of a limited region of the skeleton. In particular there is a fairly high degree of correlation between the BMC of the radius or ulna and that of the femoral neck, r about 0.85 and a somewhat lower relationship between the BMC of the radius or ulna and the thoracic vertebrae, r about 0.65. Also the BMC is highly related to the strength of bone at that scan site.
Document ID
19750003552
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Wilson, C. R. (Wisconsin Univ. Hospital Madison, WI, United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1974
Publication Information
Publication: HEW Intern. Conf. on Bone Mineral Meas.
Subject Category
AEROSPACE MEDICINE
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGR-50-002-051
CONTRACT_GRANT: AT(11-1)-1422
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.