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Table 3 Comparison of BMD and BSI mean values at 0 and 6 cm of pork rind layers for each scan modality

From: Bone strain index reproducibility and soft tissue thickness influence: a dual x-ray photon absorptiometry phantom study

  FA Array HD
BMD BSI BMD BSI BMD BSI
0 cm 0.987 2.168 0.987 2.121 1.005 2.077
6 cm 0.994* 2.134* 0.995* 2.099* 1.020* 2.045*
Difference 0–6 cm + 0.007 -0.034 + 0.008 -0.022 + 0.015 -0.032
% difference 0–6 cm + 0.76% -1.57% + 0.83% -1.03% + 1.46% -1.55%
Highest LSC% (§) 1.4% (6 cm) 3.7% (3 cm) 1.3% (6 cm) 3.0% (both 1 and 6 cm) 1.6% (6 cm) 3.9% (6 cm)
  1. BMD Bone mineral density, BSI Bone strain index, FA Fast array, HD High definition, LSC% Least significant change percentage, 0 cm No pork rind layers. § indicates at which soft tissue thickness there was the highest value of LSC% in each scan modality
  2. *p < 0.05 when compared with no soft tissue superimposition (0 cm)