Bone density

There are different definitions, non of them with exact reliable data for clinical use:

1, Histological: The “density” is calculated from the percentage of all bone tissue that is constituted by mineralized bone

2, Radiological: Mineral in bone is measured by x-ray translucency, defined as Hounsfield units.

3, Clinical: Tactile assessment of bone quality while doing bone preparation. In dental implantology classified from D1 (=dens) to D4 (porous).

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