Bone health

‘Micro-CT’ 3D imaging of bone structure may improve fracture risk prediction – but don’t ditch DXA just yet

Prediction of bone fracture risk can be greatly improved with ‘micro-CT’ 3D  imaging that assesses cortical and trabecular bone microstructure and strength, an international expert told the 7th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Conference in Sydney. However it will be some time before technologies such as high-resolution peripheral quantitative CT (HR-pQCT) take the place of the current clinical standard of DXA, ...

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