Brief communication: Reevaluating osteoporosis in human ribs: the role of intracortical porosity.

@article{Agnew2012BriefCR,
  title={Brief communication: Reevaluating osteoporosis in human ribs: the role of intracortical porosity.},
  author={Amanda M. Agnew and Sam Darrel Stout},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={2012},
  volume={148 3},
  pages={462-6}
}
Osteoporosis is a major health concern in modern society and is continually being evaluated in past populations by quantifying bone loss. Cortical area measures are commonly used in anthropological analyses to assess bone loss in the ribs, but these values are typically based on endosteal expansion and do not account for intracortical bone loss. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of using absolute cortical area, compared to traditional cortical area measures to… CONTINUE READING

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