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ba0003pp239 | Osteoporosis: evaluation and imaging | ECTS2014

Impact of metal artefacts in QCT of the hip caused by a contralateral Gamma type nail: an ex vivo study

Engelke Klaus , Bouler Nicolas , Fuerst Oleg Museyko , Parratte Sebastien , Fuerst Thomas , Pion Francois-Xavier , Champsaur Pierre , Genant Harry , Corroller Thomas Le

Introduction: Gamma type nails are routinely used for the fixation of intertrochanteric fractures of the proximal femur. QCT at the hip is an advanced method that is increasingly being used to estimate BMD and determine the future fracture risk. Yet, implants cause metal artefacts (MA) in CT images, even at the contralateral side due to the high absorption of metal, which may impair BMD accuracy.Methods: Three human cadavers were scanned first without an...