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Epidemiological research into the causes of osteoporosis requires a validated radiological measure of bone mass. Ashing studies were carried out on 62 excised femoral heads, and a positive correlation was demonstrated between the weight to volume ratio of the ash and two radiological indices in the contralateral femoral neck: the Singh grade and the femoral calcar width. The repeatability and right-left concordance of the Singh grading method was also assessed. It is concluded that these radiological indices will provide useful epidemiological tools for the measurement of bone mass in the proximal femur.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/s0009-9260(86)80378-6

Type

Journal article

Journal

Clinical radiology

Publication Date

03/1986

Volume

37

Pages

123 - 125

Keywords

Femur Neck, Humans, Epidemiologic Methods, Biometry, Aged, Middle Aged, Female, Male