Vertebral morphometry: current methods and recent advances

@article{Guglielmi2008VertebralMC,
  title={Vertebral morphometry: current methods and recent advances},
  author={Giuseppe Guglielmi and Daniele Diacinti and Cornelis van Kuijk and Francisco Aparisi Aparisi and Christian Robert Krestan and Judith Adams and Thomas M. Link},
  journal={European Radiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={18},
  pages={1484-1496}
}
Vertebral fractures are the hallmark of osteoporosis and are associated with increased morbility and mortality. Because a majority of vertebral fractures often occur in absence of specific trauma and are asymptomatic, their identification is radiographic. The two most widely used methods to determine the severity of vertebral fractures are the visual semiquantitative (SQ) assessment and the morphometric quantitative approach, involving the measurements of vertebral body heights. The… CONTINUE READING