Radiological diagnostic progress in skeletal diseases

Guglielmi, Giuseppe and Nasuto, Michelangelo and La Porta, Michele (2011) Radiological diagnostic progress in skeletal diseases. Clinical cases in mineral and bone metabolism, 8 (1). pp. 13-16. ISSN 1971-3266

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High-resolution bone imaging has made tremendous progress in the recent past. Both imaging modalities, computed tomography as well as MR imaging, have improved image quality. New developments such as HR-pQCT now make it possible to acquire in vivo images at peripheral sites with isotropic voxel size in a very short time. Further enhancements in the MR field have made it possible to image more central body sites such as the proximal femur with very high spatial resolution. New analysis methods can obtain direct estimates of biomechanical properties and important information related to bone’s topology, as well as parameters of scale and orientation. These accomplishments will be essential in the noninvasive assessment of osteoporosis and fracture risk, will provide insight into the mechanisms behind bone loss, and will increasingly play a role as a tool for assessing treatment efficacy

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Osteoporosis; High Resolution Computed Tomography; High Resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 611 Anatomia; Citologia; Istologia umana > 611.7 Sistema muscoloscheletrico, tegumento
Depositing User: Danilo Dezzi
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2014 12:15
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2014 12:15

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