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ba0003pp214 | Osteoporosis: evaluation and imaging | ECTS2014

Bone marrow densitometry by clinical high resolution computed tomography of human vertebrae

Pena Jaime , Campbell Graeme , Damm Timo , Barkmann Reinhard , Waldhausen Sonja , Thomsen Felix , Krause Matthias , Puschel Klaus , Gluer Claus C

Bone mineral density (BMD) as measured by quantitative computed tomography (QCT) is biased by the variable marrow composition since marrow fat reduces the apparent BMD. We developed a marrow densitometry (MD) method that identifies subvolumes in the vertebrae that consist of bone marrow only (bone voids) and determines their average mineral equivalent density values. The method was developed for use with in vivo high resolution QCT (HR-QCT). HR-QCT still has limited s...