Can radiologists detect osteopenia on plain radiographs?

  title={Can radiologists detect osteopenia on plain radiographs?},
  author={Mark J Garton and Ellen M. Robertson and Fiona J. Gilbert and L N Gomersall and Diane Myles Reid},
  journal={Clinical radiology},
  volume={49 2},
The main purpose of this study was to compare subjective estimates of vertebral ostepenia with bone mineral density (BMD) measurements of the same region in 200 (107 male, 93 female) subjects, aged 52-90 years, invited randomly from the community. Standardized plain thoracolumbar radiographs were examined by three senior radiologists, and given a semiquantitative osteopenia score using the method of Saville. The BMD of the anteroposterior (AP) lumbar spine and femoral neck was measured by dual… CONTINUE READING
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