Quantitative imaging techniques for the assessment of osteoporosis and sarcopenia.

  title={Quantitative imaging techniques for the assessment of osteoporosis and sarcopenia.},
  author={Sara Guerri and Daniele Mercatelli and Maria Pilar Aparisi G{\'o}mez and Alessandro Napoli and Giuseppe Battista and Giuseppe Guglielmi and Alberto Bazzocchi},
  journal={Quantitative imaging in medicine and surgery},
  volume={8 1},
Bone and muscle are two deeply interconnected organs and a strong relationship between them exists in their development and maintenance. The peak of both bone and muscle mass is achieved in early adulthood, followed by a progressive decline after the age of 40. The increase in life expectancy in developed countries resulted in an increase of degenerative diseases affecting the musculoskeletal system. Osteoporosis and sarcopenia represent a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the elderly… 

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