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Table 2 Summarized results of DXA measurements – BMD

From: Temperature influence on DXA measurements: bone mineral density acquisition in frozen and thawed human femora

Bone Mineral Density [g/cm2]
  Frozen specimens Thawed specimens   
ROI Mean SD Mean SD Difference [%] p
Ward area 0.502 0.11 0.513 0.10 + 2.2 0.181
Neck 0.499 0.12 0.502 0.12 + 0.7 0.473
Superior Neck 0.690 0.12 0.692 0.12 + 0,2 * 0.042
Inferior Neck 0.906 0.15 0.904 0.16 - 0.3 0.496
Trochanter 0.984 0.18 0.969 0.17 - 1.6 * 0.000
Shaft 0.705 0.14 0.693 0.14 - 1.7 * 0.048
Total 0.827 0.15 0.816 0.15 - 1.4 * 0.006
All values 0.730 0.22 0.727 0.22 -0.5 0.235
  1. * Wilcoxon test, significance level p = 0.05