Bone densitometry: Current status and future trends

Giuseppe Guglielmi, M. Nasuto, L. Y. Avery, X. Cheng

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Abstract

Osteoporosis is the most important metabolic bone disease in geriatric patient and is characterized by quantitative bone deficiency with consequent increased bone fragility and susceptibility to fractures. Diagnostic imaging has a critical role as in the diagnosis and follow-up of osteoporosis. The aim of this review is to encompass the capabilities of the different imaging modalities for the evaluation of bone strength, the assessment of fracture risk and the management of fragility fractures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-103
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Volume64
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Bone
  • Bone densitometry
  • High resolution imaging
  • Osteoporosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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