Imaging of metabolic bone disease

Maria Mattera, Alfonso Reginelli, Silvia Bartollino, Claudio Russo, Antonio Barile, Domenico Albano, Giovanni Mauri, Carmelo Messina, Salvatore Cappabianca, Giuseppe Guglielmi

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Abstract

Osteoporosis is the most important metabolic bone disease, with a wide distribution among the elderly. It is characterized by low bone mass and micro architectural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to enhanced bone fragility and a consequent increase in fracture risk. Identify bone weakening with an appropriate and accurate use of diagnostic imaging is of critical importance in the diagnosis and follow-up of osteoporotic patients. The aim of this review is to evaluate the detection rates of the different imaging modalities in the evaluation of bone strength, in the assessment of fracture risk and in the management of fragility fractures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-207
Number of pages11
JournalActa Biomedica
Volume89
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

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Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Mattera, M., Reginelli, A., Bartollino, S., Russo, C., Barile, A., Albano, D., Mauri, G., Messina, C., Cappabianca, S., & Guglielmi, G. (2018). Imaging of metabolic bone disease. Acta Biomedica, 89, 197-207. https://doi.org/10.23750/abm.v89i1-S.7023