and Objectives: Bone density measurements by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry
(DEXA) recognized now as a safe and accurate techniqueis being done frequently. But the T- score and Z-score values are
interpreted using the reference value of Asian population provided by the
manufacturer and not of Indian population. This may lead to improper
diagnosis of Osteoporosis in Indian population. In this context we compared the young
reference values and age-related values of bone density
of the normal Indian population with the reference value of Asian population
provided by the manufacturer. Methods: Through DEXA normal healthy individuals
who were prospective renal donors were scanned. Results & Conclusion: Bone
Mineral Density (BMD) of distal radius and ulna, proximal radius and ulna,
proximal radius of normal Indian female and BMD of proximal radius and ulna of
male population are found to be less considering the reference value of Asian
population provided by the manufacturer. Hence it may be inappropriate to use
the reference value of Asian population provided by the manufacturer to
calculate the T- score and Z-score in Indian population.
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