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CT May Help With Site-Specific Osteoporosis

Orthopedics This Week—September 28, 2017

Orthopedics This Week reported on a recent study that stated that diagnostic CT scans may be able to determine bone quality. The study, which was recently published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and co-authored by HSS orthopedic trauma surgeon Joseph M. Lane, MD, found that CT scans have the potential to be used for osteoporosis screenings, but they aren’t ready for clinical implementation in its current state.

"There is a need for standardized methods across various machines. We need to set clear levels for osteopenia and osteoporosis for multiple sites in the body. Orthopedic surgeons should follow the literature. This method offers an easy route to determine local bone mass and should be used by the orthopedist to set the kind of operation," said Dr. Lane.

Read the full article at ryortho.com [subscription required].


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