ba0001pp340 | Osteoporosis: evaluation and imaging | ECTS2013
, Lamy O
, Dzerovych Nataliia
, Hans Didier
Areal bone mineral density (aBMD) of the PA spine and proximal femur remained the gold standard for WHO classification of osteoporosis, fracture prediction and patient monitoring. Unfortunately, with age it is not infrequent to observe the presence of degenerative disease such as spinal osteoarthritis which would have a positive artifactual impact on aBMD which could lead to an erroneous interpretation. In a previous study it has been demonstrated that apparently such artifact...