Osteoporosis: What the clinician needs to know?

Rosario Francesco Balzano, Maria Mattera, Xiaoguang Cheng, Samantha Cornacchia, Giuseppe Guglielmi

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Osteoporosis is a common condition and an important cause of disability. For this reason, early detection of the disease and patients at higher risk of bone fractures is compulsory. In the recent years, conventional quantitative methods have been spreading for the diagnosis of osteoporosis; moreover, new improvements in computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have been made in this feld and imaging fndings may correlate to the morphological and structural changes within the bone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-46
Number of pages8
JournalQuantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2018


  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Quantitative methods
  • Vertebral morphometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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