Computerized analysis of gray-value profiles in spongy and cortical bone. Clinical experience.

RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Osteoporosis is characterized by a loss of bone mineral density and deterioration of structure. The authors present a structural parameter for the quantitative assessment of osteoporotic changes in vertebral bone. METHODS In 40 patients without or with known osteoporotic fractures, spongiosa and cortical bone mineral density was… CONTINUE READING