HEALTH AND PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE*
The diagnosis and management of metabolic bone diseases such as osteoporosis, osteomalacia, and renal osteodystrophy are facilitated by the ability to determine accurately the nature and degree of changes in bone mineral content. Changes caused by metabolic bone disorders may progress slowly, and short-term changes may be subtle.
The axial skeleton is composed largely of trabecular bone, and the appendicular skeleton is mostly cortical. Most metabolic bone diseases affect trabecular (cancellous) bone to a greater extent than cortical bone, because of the higher turnover rate of the former. In many metabolic bone diseases, fractures tend to occur at sites that
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HEALTH AND PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE*. Radiologic Methods to Evaluate Bone Mineral Content. Ann Intern Med. 1984;100:908–911. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-6-908
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(6):908-911.
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