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Table 2 BMD of a Lumbar Spine Phantom with Various Thicknesses of Soft Tissue Equivalent Material

From: Simulated increased soft tissue thickness artefactually decreases trabecular bone score: a phantom study

Soft Hologic Fast Array (Hfa) Hologic HD (Hhd) iDXA
Tissue    95%CI    95%CI    95%CI
(cm) mean SD lower upper mean SD lower upper mean SD lower upper
0 1.006 0.004 1.004 1.007 1.002 0.004 1.001 1.003 1.139 0.001 1.138 1.139
1 1.009 0.003 1.008 1.010 1.005* 0.004 1.004 1.007 1.136* 0.001 1.136 1.137
2.5 1.009 0.003 1.008 1.010 1.005* 0.003 1.004 1.006 1.132* 0.001 1.131 1.132
3.5 1.008 0.004 1.007 1.010 1.005* 0.002 1.004 1.006 1.129* 0.001 1.129 1.129
5 1.011* 0.004 1.009 1.012 1.008* 0.004 1.006 1.010 1.127* 0.001 1.127 1.128
7.5 1.019* 0.008 1.016 1.022 1.009* 0.005 1.007 1.011 1.126* 0.001 1.125 1.126
  1. * P < 0.05 as compared with soft tissue = 0 cm