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Table 3 Summarized results of DXA measurements – BMC

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

Bone Mineral Content [g]
  Frozen specimens Thawed specimens   
ROI Mean SD Mean SD Difference [%] p
Ward area 1.56 0.47 1.63 0.47 + 4.2 0.074
Neck 1.65 0.57 1.49 0.49 - 9.8 0.050
Superior Neck 1.02 0.39 0.98 0.32 - 4.0 0.159
Inferior Neck 2.68 0.89 2.51 0.75 - 6.3 0.074
Trochanter 10.40 2.26 10.48 2.34 + 0.8 0.380
Shaft 14.62 2.97 14.40 2.87 - 1.5 * 0.047
Total 27.70 5.57 27.36 5.48 - 1.2 * 0.010
All values 8.52 9.59 8.41 9.49 -1.3 * 0.025
  1. * Wilcoxon test, significance level p = 0.05).