Use of the lowest vertebral body T-score to diagnose lumbar osteoporosis in men: is "cherry picking" appropriate?

@article{Hansen2004UseOT,
  title={Use of the lowest vertebral body T-score to diagnose lumbar osteoporosis in men: is "cherry picking" appropriate?},
  author={Karen E. Hansen and Nellie Vallarta-Ast and Diane C. Krueger and Ron Gangnon and Marc Drezner and N Binkley},
  journal={Journal of clinical densitometry : the official journal of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry},
  year={2004},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={376-81}
}
In this study, we hypothesized that use of the lowest T-score among four lumbar vertebral bodies would lessen the impact of degenerative arthritis and other artifacts on diagnostic categorization at this site and increase study sensitivity, classifying more men with prior fracture as osteoporotic than the other two methods of lumbar spine analysis. Bone density studies of 533 male veterans measured between January and October 2002 were reviewed to determine diagnostic classification using the… CONTINUE READING