BOY FRAME, M.D., F.A.C.P.; A. M. PARFITT, M.B., B.CHIR.
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The symposium, Clinical Aspects of Metabolic Bone Disease, held at the Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, 26-29 June 1972, opened with a 1-day presentation of methods and techniques useful in diagnosis. Various forms of specific metabolic bone diseases were discussed on subsequent days.
The photon absorption method is the most convenient current way to measure serial changes in bone density, but a new technique, using the Compton photon beam scattering principle, seems to hold promise for the future. Microradioscopy, with its use of an industrial film and magnified views of the phalanges and metacarpals, provides an improved radiologic diagnosis of
FRAME B, PARFITT AM. Metabolic Bone Disease. Ann Intern Med. ;77:655–656. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-77-4-655
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(4):655-656.
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