Nazar Ghanem Jameel

Department of Dentistry, AL-Hadbaa University College, Iraq


  • Research   
    Correlation between the Digital Panoramic Radiograph and DEXA Examination as Tools in the Screening of Osteoporosis in Iraqi Postmenopausal Women
    Author(s): Asmaa Basheer AL-Suffar* and Nazar Ghanem Jameel

    Osteoporosis is an asymptomatic high prevalence and incidence metabolic bone disease need a low-cost prescreening method for prediction to osteoporotic risk having post-menopausal females. Aims: To find if there is any correlation between panoramic mandibular index and Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) examination as well as the strength and direction of this relation. Materials and Methods: Analytical, experimental, and descriptive study performed for 69 postmenopausal females started by DEXA scan (grouped according to T-score in to 3 groups: normal, osteopenia and osteoporosis), followed by digital panoramic radiographic imaging for all females, radio morphometric measurements of bone images in mental areas were performed and statistical analysis with SPSS (version 26.0). Pearson Correlation coefficient used to obtain correlation and prediction equation. For best osteoporotic .. Read More»

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