absorptiometry
noun Etymology: absorption + -metry Date: 1951 measurement of the amount of radiation absorbed (as by living tissue) especially to determine densitycompare dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • absorptiometry — ab·sorp·ti·om·e·try äm ə trē n, pl tries the use of an absorptiometer to determine the amount of radiation absorbed (as by living tissue) see DUAL ENERGY X RAY ABSORPTIOMETRY, DUAL PHOTON ABSORPTIOMETRY …   Medical dictionary

  • absorptiometry — absorbcinė analizė statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Analizė, pagrįsta spinduliuotės absorbcijos matavimu. atitikmenys: angl. absorptiometry; absorption analysis rus. абсорбциометрия; абсорбционный анализ ryšiai: sinonimas – absorbciometrija …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • absorptiometry — noun analysis using an absorptiometer …   Wiktionary

  • absorptiometry — ab·sorp·ti·om·e·try …   English syllables

  • absorptiometry — abˌsȯrpshēˈämətrē noun ( es) Etymology: absorption + metry : the use of an absorptiometer to determine the amount of radiation absorbed (as by living tissue) * * * absorptiomˈetry noun • • • Main Entry: ↑absorb …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry — Not to be confused with Bone scan. Dual energy X ray absorptiometry Intervention A scanner used to measure bone density with dual energy X ray absorptiometry. ICD 9 CM …   Wikipedia

  • dual photon absorptiometry — n absorptiometry that functions and is used similarly to dual energy X ray absorptiometry but that utilizes X rays generated by a radioscope * * * measurement of the bone mineral content in the axial skeleton, particularly the lumbar spine, by… …   Medical dictionary

  • Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry — (DXA, previously DEXA) is a means of measuring bone mineral density (BMD). Two X ray beams with differing energy levels are aimed at the patient s bones. When soft tissue absorption is subtracted out, the BMD can be determined from the absorption …   Wikipedia

  • dual energy X-ray absorptiometry — du·al energy X ray absorptiometry d(y)ü əl n absorptiometry in which the density or mass of a material (as bone or fat) is measured by comparing the amounts of absorption by the material of x radiation of two different energies generated by an X… …   Medical dictionary

  • dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry — noun Date: 1988 absorptiometry in which the density or mass of a material (as bone) is measured by comparing the material s absorption of X rays of two different energies and which is used especially for determining the mineral content of bone …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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