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Osteoporosis: Clinical and Imaging Features (An Interactive Session)

Time:

08:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Author:

Donald M. Bachman and Jean M. Weigert

Code: RC224

Objective:

This session has two sections, first is Dual X-ray Absorptiometric Scan Interpretation, in which attendees will learn how dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is used in the diagnosis and follow-up of osteoporosis. They will also recognize common interpretation errors and apply acceptable reporting criteria for DXA scans. Attendees are going to be familiar with the new World Health Organization (WHO) 10 year hip fracture and all-fracture prediction model. The second section is Quantitative CT, which discuss technological aspects of quantitative computed tomography. Attendees will understand the clinical utility of quantitative computed tomography and recognize situations in which it offers potentially more accurate diagnostic ability than DXA imaging. They will recognize the advantage that QCT delivers in the diagnosis of potentially life threatening, non-bone mineral related findings. This section highlights the methods of incorporating QCT into a busy radiology practice either hospital or out-patient based and its potential cost-effectiveness.

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