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absorptiometry (s) (noun)
, absorptiometries (pl)
A radiographic technique for measuring the dissipation of x-ray energy as the beam goes through tissue and the amount of radiation absorbed by the sample is measured: "Absorptiometry is used in medicine to measure bone density."
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meter-, metro-, metr-, -metrical, -metrically, -metron, -metric, -metrist, -meter, -meters, -metry, -metre
sorb-, sorpt- +
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dual beam absorptiometry
A radiographic technique to measure tissue density by measuring the amount of absorbed radiation.
One use is to detect bone loss in the spine and hips.
dual photon absorptiometry
The use of two sources of radiation of different energies to measure the density of a material; especially, bone.
Bone densitometry is a method of determining the density of bone by use of radiographic techniques. The use of dual photon absorptiometry will provide density data of the axial skeleton with a precision of 97 percent to 98 percent. It is used in testing for the degree of osteoporosis.