Bone densitometry: current status and future trends
Osteoporosis is the most important metabolic bone disease in geriatric patient and is characterized by quantitative
bone deficiency with consequent increased bone fragility and susceptibility to fractures.
Diagnostic imaging has a critical role as in the diagnosis and follow-up of osteoporosis.
The aim of this review is to encompass the capabilities of the different imaging modalities for the evaluation of
bone strength, the assessment of fracture risk and the management of fragility fractures.
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© Società Italiana di Gerontologia e Geriatria (SIGG) , 2016
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