Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0001pp317 | Osteoporosis: evaluation and imaging | ECTS2013

A 3D QCT technique of the thoracic and lumbar spine: integral volume and intervertebral disc space increase and bmd decreases from T6 to L4

Museyko Oleg , Heinemann Axel , Krause Mattias , Barkmann Reinhard , Amling Michael , Gluer Claus , Puschel Klaus , Engelke Klaus

Introduction: QCT of the spine is typically restricted to the BMD analysis of the lumbar vertebrae. However, fractures frequently occur in the thoracolumbar region. Also the load distribution in the spine may depend on the intervertebral disc space (IDS), a good approximation of the intervertebral disc, which itself cannot be reliably assessed by X-ray based methods.Materials and methods: A QCT 3D acquisition and automated analysis technique (with option...