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Technol Health Care., 1995; 3(2): 69-73, PMID: 8574764

Multicenter German reference data base for peripheral quantitative computer tomography

Jahr: 1995

Schneider P, Butz S, Allolio B, Börner W, Klein K, Lehmann R, Petermann K, Tysarczyk-Niemeyer G, Wüster C, Zander C, , et al
Klinik und Poliklinik für Nuklearmedizin, Universität Würzburg, Germany.


The wide spread use of bone densitometers in Germany and other European countries has required the establishment of a validated reference population data base. A semianthropomorphic forearm cross-calibration phantom (EFP), developed during a concerted research action of the European Union"s programme in Biomedical Engineering (COMAC-BME), was used to cross-calibrate the peripheral quantitative computer tomography (pQCT) devices at four German centers participating in the multicenter study. In total, 723 women and 208 men were included in the normal data base. No significant regional differences were found between the data of the different centers. In addition to the manufacturers calibration standard, proper calibration of the pQCT devices could be monitored during collection of the normal female and male data base. As a merit of the COMAC-BME study the measurements obtained with all pQCT devices thus ensured an uniform reference data base for distal radius measurements in Germany.

GID: 979; Letzte Änderung: 24.01.2008