Axial and Peripheral QCT

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


While Dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is considered as the standard technique to measure bone mineral density (BMD), quantitative computed tomography (QCT) measures true volumetric and not areal BMD and has a number of advantages over DXA, which makes QCT an attractive alternative technique for certain indications.


Bone Mineral Density Proximal Femur Fragility Fracture Bone Mineral Density Measurement Quantitative Compute Tomography 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology and Biomedical ImagingUniversity of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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