Opportunistic screening for osteoporosis by routine CT in Southern Europe

AbstractSummaryFeasibility evaluation of early detection of osteoporosis in oncologic patients by bone mineral density (BMD) on abdominal computed tomography (CT) scans performed for other clinical indications, by using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) as reference. Abdominal CT images can identify patients with osteoporosis BMD without additional radiation exposure or cost.IntroductionThe purpose of the study is to evaluate the feasibility of early detection of osteoporosis by bone mineral density (BMD) on abdominal computed tomography (CT) scans performed in oncologic patients, comparing calibrated and uncalibrated measurements by using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) as reference. We also performed an external validation of a threshold of 160 Hounsfield units (HU), proposed as highly sensitive.MethodsCohort comprised CT-DXA pairs within a 6-month period performed for any indication on 326 consecutive adults, aged 62.4  ± 12.38 years (mean ± standard deviation). CT attenuation of trabecular bone in HU was measured at the axial cross sections of L1, L2, L3, and L4 vertebrae. Vertebral compression fractures were assessed by sagittal reconstruction view. Diagnostic performance measures and the area under the r eceiver operator characteristic curve (AUC) for diagnosing osteoporosis were calculated.ResultsBMD values were statistical significantly lower at any vertebral level from L1 to L4 for patients with osteoporosis defined ...
Source: Osteoporosis International - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

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AbstractSummaryLumbar spine volumetric bone mineral density (BMD) measured using quantitative computed tomography (QCT) can discriminate between postmenopausal women with low areal BMD with and without vertebral fractures. QCT provides a 3D measure of BMD, excludes the vertebral posterior elements and accounts for bone size. This knowledge could contribute to effective treatment targeting of patients with low BMD.IntroductionWe evaluated the ability of lumbar spine bone mineral apparent density (BMAD), trabecular bone score (TBS) and volumetric bone mineral density (vBMD) to discriminate between postmenopausal women with l...
Source: Osteoporosis International - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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ConclusionsHU measurements in CT scans have proven to be a feasible tool to additionally assess bone quality at the lumbar and sacral spine with good sensitivity, when compared with the gold standard DXA.Level of evidenceIII.Graphic abstractThese slides can be retrieved under Electronic Supplementary Material.
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe newly developed 3D MOI enables distinguishing women with osteoporosis from those with normal BMD with good sensitivity and specificity.Clinical relevanceWhenever a CBCT scan is performed for specific clinical indications, a 3D MOI may be performed to qualitatively and quantitatively assess the condition of the mandibular cortex. This may be surely helpful to assess the osteoporosis status in the ageing population and more specifically in peri- or postmenopausal women.
Source: Clinical Oral Investigations - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur results suggest that hyperostosis of the posterior longitudinal ligament in OPLL may not be associated with bone strength and bone mineral status at the extremities.
Source: Osteoporosis International - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The HUs derived from routine contrast-enhanced abdominal CT scans can be used for the evaluation of osteoporosis, without an additional radiation exposure and cost. PMID: 31731334 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research
AbstractOsteoporosis is a metabolic bone disease with a high prevalence that affects the population worldwide, particularly the elderly. It is often due to fractures associated with bone fragility that the diagnosis of osteoporosis becomes clinically evident. However, early diagnosis would be necessary to initiate therapy and to prevent occurrence of further fractures, thus reducing morbidity and mortality. X-ray-based imaging plays a key role for fracture risk assessment and monitoring of osteoporosis. Whereas over decades dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) has been the main method used and still reflects the referenc...
Source: Osteoporosis International - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
AbstractSummaryAssociations of current and previous physical activity (PA) with bone health are unclear. In postmenopausal women with low bone mineral density (BMD), current PA was positively associated with femoral neck BMD and microarchitecture. Past PA was positively associated with tibial microarchitecture. PA appears beneficial for bone health throughout the lifespan.IntroductionTo compare associations of current and past self-reported bone-specific physical activity, and current accelerometer-determined physical activity (PA), with bone structure (bone mineral density [BMD] and microarchitecture) in postmenopausal wo...
Source: Osteoporosis International - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionspQCT-FE modeling can provide enhanced diagnostic performance compared with DXA and, given its moderate cost, may be useful in clinical settings.
Source: Osteoporosis International - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study suggested that lower BMD and increased loss rate of BMD were associated with a higher risk of carotid calcification plaques in Chinese postmenopausal women. PMID: 31612731 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Climacteric - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Climacteric Source Type: research
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