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CT Densitometry in Osteoporosis

The impact on management of the patient

  • L. E. H. Lampmann
  • S. A. Duursma
  • J. H. J. Ruys

Part of the Series in Radiology book series (SERA, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. L. E. H. Lampmann, S. A. Duursma, J. H. J. Ruys
    Pages 1-7
  3. L. E. H. Lampmann, S. A. Duursma, J. H. J. Ruys
    Pages 8-12
  4. L. E. H. Lampmann, S. A. Duursma, J. H. J. Ruys
    Pages 13-25
  5. L. E. H. Lampmann, S. A. Duursma, J. H. J. Ruys
    Pages 26-35
  6. L. E. H. Lampmann, S. A. Duursma, J. H. J. Ruys
    Pages 36-43
  7. L. E. H. Lampmann, S. A. Duursma, J. H. J. Ruys
    Pages 44-53
  8. L. E. H. Lampmann, S. A. Duursma, J. H. J. Ruys
    Pages 54-55
  9. L. E. H. Lampmann, S. A. Duursma, J. H. J. Ruys
    Pages 56-59
  10. L. E. H. Lampmann, S. A. Duursma, J. H. J. Ruys
    Pages 60-71
  11. L. E. H. Lampmann, S. A. Duursma, J. H. J. Ruys
    Pages 72-74
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    Pages 75-78
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    Pages 79-81
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    Pages 82-84
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    Pages 85-89
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    Pages 90-95
  17. L. E. H. Lampmann, S. A. Duursma, J. H. J. Ruys
    Pages 96-99
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 100-107

About this book

Introduction

In 1977 a Philips Tomoscan 200, second generation, whole body CT scanner was installed at the Department of Radiodiagnosis of the University Hospital of Utrecht (The Netherlands) and its new possibilities concerning the measurements of bone mineral content (BMC) had been considered. As a result of the close cooperation between the Clinical Research Group for Bone Metabolism and the Department of Radiodiagnosis of the University Hospital of Utrecht a new project was started. The aim of a pilot study was to investigate the application of CT scanning in BMC determination in comparison with existing parameters such as histovolumetric measurements in transiliac bone biopsy specimens, morphometric measurements in hand X-ray films and other methods. In 1979 a Philips Tomoscan 300, third generation CT scanner became available. With this new scanner many problems of the Tomoscan 200 seemed to be solved. An examination protocol was designed with a standardized method for CT mea­ surements and a follow-up study was started. On account of the availability and the participation of a number of patients it became possible to realize this study. The results made it possible to draw conclusions concerning CT densitometry, with an impact on the management of the osteoporotic patient. A new dimension is added to the diagnostic procedures concerning osteoporosis and to the methods for measuring the effect of therapeutic regimes. Our aim is to offer the reader insight in the possibilities and limitations of this technique, compared with other parameters in BMC determination.

Keywords

computed tomography (CT) osteoporosis

Authors and affiliations

  • L. E. H. Lampmann
    • 1
  • S. A. Duursma
    • 2
  • J. H. J. Ruys
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiodiagnosisSint Elisabeth HospitalTilburgThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Clinical Research Group for Bone MetabolismUniversity HospitalUtrechtThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of RadiodiagnosisUniversity HospitalUtrechtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-5672-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-9003-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-5672-8
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