dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry


dual–energy X–ray absorptiometry

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Definition of DUAL-ENERGY X-RAY ABSORPTIOMETRY

:  absorptiometry in which the density or mass of a material (as bone) is measured by comparing the material's absorption of X rays of two different energies and which is used especially for determining the mineral content of bone

First Known Use of DUAL-ENERGY X-RAY ABSORPTIOMETRY

1988

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