Significant relationships exist between areal bone mineral density (aBMD) derived from DXA and bone strength. Despite this, the predictive validity of a BMD for osteoporotic vertebral fractures remains suboptimal. Clinically, a BMD of the spine is assessed from posterior-anterior (PA) projections; the diagnostic sensitivity of DXA in the lumbar spine may be improved by assessing a BMD from lateral projections. Nowadays, X-ray microcomputed tomography (μCT) allows 3D structural characterization of entire bone segments, non destructively and at high resolution. The aim of this study was to assess a BMD by lateral-projection DXA and bone volume (BV) by μCT, and to assess their respective capability to predict whole vertebral body strength deter-mined experimentally.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2011|
|Event||European Congress on Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ECCEO11-IOF) - Valencia, Spain|
Duration: 23 Mar 2011 → 26 Mar 2011