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ba0005p287 | Osteoporosis: evaluation and imaging | ECTS2016

Indentification of the lumbar 1-4 and lumbar 2-4 bone mineral density in women

Shao Hongyu , Yu Wei , Sun Pengtao , Du Guiying

Introduction: Osteoporosis is a major bone disease among postmenopausal women. Measurement of BMD in the spine and hip is used as gold standard for the diagnosis of osteoporosis. ISCD recommended that posteroanterior L1-4 as the spine region of interest for BMD measurement. However, both L1-4 and L2-4 are used in the clinical and epidemiological studies. The aim of our study was to evaluate whether the differences of BMD between L1-4 and L2-4 would exist.<p class="abstext"...