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Measure: Spine and Femur Bone Density by Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry   #170700

Definition: This is a measure to obtain spine and femur dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans to assess bone mineral density.

Purpose: Bone density (or bone mineral density; BMD) is a risk factor for fracture, and is often used to categorize individuals into disease categories such as osteoporosis or osteopenia.


Keywords: arthritis, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, DXA, X-rays, radiograph, body composition, bone density, bone mineral density, BMD, DEXA, osteoporosis, osteopenia, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, NHANES, The International Society for Clinical Densitometry, ISCD, Framingham Osteoporosis Study, Framingham Heart Study, FHS, Hologic, gerontology, aging, geriatrics

Measure Release Date: November 12, 2010

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