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BTDMJB. 2019; 15(1): 115-122

Assessment of dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and Quantitative computed tomography (QCT) methods with biochemical markers in lumbar and femoral osteoporosis diagnosis

Mualla Bicer Gencbay, Nilgün Işıksaçan, Nese Ölmez Sarıkaya.

In this study we aimed to investigate whether there is a difference in osteoporosis detection rates with Dual Energy Absorbsiometry (DXA) and Quantitative Computed Tomography (QCT) and relationship between bone-related biochemical markers.
Materials and Methods
34 postmenopausal women who admitted to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic with complaints of dorsalgia. Lumbar and thoracal X-rays were obtained in all patients. Bone mineral density measurements were performed with DXA and QCT. Therefore, osteoporosis and osteopenia rates were detected. Serum levels of calcium, phosphorus, bone-spesific alkaline phosphatase (BAP), osteocalcin, parathormone, calcitonin and 25-OH vitamin D3 were measured.
The mean age of patients was 63.44+9.34 years. L2-L4 vertebrae T-score in 6/34 (17.64%) patients and Femoral neck T-score in 3/34 (8.82%) patients were

Key words: Dual Energy Absorbsiometry, Quantitative Computed Tomography, osteoporosis

Article Language: Turkish English

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