Reliability of mandibular cortical index and mandibular bone mineral density in the detection of osteoporotic women

Cakur B. , DAĞİSTAN S. , ŞAHİN A. , Harorli A. , YILMAZ A. B.

DENTOMAXILLOFACIAL RADIOLOGY, cilt.38, ss.255-261, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1259/dmfr/22559806
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.255-261


Objectives: Measuring the bone mineral density (BMD) Of the femur and lumbar vertebrae has been the traditional method for determining osteoporosis in women. In thiS Study. we tried to determine the relationships between mandibular dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (m-DXA) values obtained with a new methodology, mandibular cortical index (MCI), total BMD values of the femur and lumbar vertebrae in 80 women with osteoporosis determined by DXA in conformity with T-score thresholds, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO).