Imaging of Metabolic Bone Diseases

Giuseppe Guglielmi, Silvana Muscarella, Antonio Leone, Wilfred C G Peh

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Osteoporosis is a serious public health problem. The incidence of osteoporotic fractures increases with age. As life expectancy increases, social costs associated with osteoporotic fractures will multiply exponentially. The early diagnosis of osteoporosis, thanks to evermore precise devices, becomes, therefore, fundamental to prevent complications of disease and unnecessary suffering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)735-754
Number of pages20
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008


  • Aging
  • DXA (dual X-ray absorptiometry)
  • MR (magnetic resonance)
  • Osteoporosis
  • QCT (quantitative computed tomography)
  • QUS (quantitative ultrasound)
  • Radiographs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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