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Densitometers, Bone, Isotope, Single-Photon Absorptiometry

Definition : Isotope bone densitometers that use a single source to yield an essentially monoenergetic (one discrete line spectrum) beam of gamma rays (x-ray photons). In addition to the single photon source, these densitometers typically include a scanner, a single-channel analyzer, and a computer with appropriate software. Single-photon densitometers are used to assess bone mineral content in the appendicular skeleton, usually by measuring the forearm (radius) or the heel.

Entry Terms : "Absorptiometers, Single-Photon" , "Single-Photon Densitometers" , "SPA Systems" , "Single-Photon Absorptiometers"

UMDC code : 17151

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Canberra Industries Inc

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CANBERRA, an AREVA Company, is the worldwide leader in nuclear measurements. With over 40 years of experience in this field, we bring solutions to our customers, not just products or services.

PerkinElmer Inc

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As a global technology leader, PerkinElmer is taking action to harness the power of insights and transform them into knowledge to deliver innovative, differentiated solutions for our customers. From critical therapeutic and disease research and prenatal screening, to environmental testing and industrial monitoring, we are actively engaged in improving health and advancing quality and longevity of life all around the world.

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