This paper discusses some statistical aspects of absorptiometric bone mineral measurements. In particular, the contribution of photon counting statistics to overall precision is estimated, and methods available for carrying out statistical comparisons of bone loss and determining their precision are reviewed. The use of replicate measurements as a means of improving measurement precision is also discussed.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biomedical Engineering
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Physics and Astronomy(all)