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knee DXA Protocol

The enclosed protocol was co-developed by Craven BC. Moreno JC, Adachi JD and Webber CE intended for use with a Hologic 4500 densitometer. Funding for this project was obtained from the Canadian Physiatry Research and Development Foundation (1998)

The rationale for the region of interest assignments were derived from QCT and validation of accuracy against ashed cadavers is contained within JC Moreno’s MSc thesis entitled, Bone Mineral Density of the Distal Femur and Proximal Tibia, McMaster University 2001.

This protocol is intended for use by an ISCD certified technologist, with a lower extremity positioner not recognized by the densitometer, and the normative data set for reporting of distal femur, and proximal tibia Z-scores and T-scores among patients with spinal cord injury.