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Conventional Computed Tomography Imaging and Bone Mineral Density: Opportunistic Screening or “Incidentaloporosis”?

Sumit R. Majumdar, MD, MPH; and William D. Leslie, MD, MSc
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From University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, and University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M13-0443.

Requests for Single Reprints: Sumit R. Majumdar, MD, MPH, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, 2F1.24 Walter Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre, 8440 112th Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2B7, Canada; e-mail, majumdar@ualberta.ca.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Majumdar: Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, 2F1.24 Walter Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre, 8440 112th Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2B7, Canada.

Dr. Leslie: Department of Medicine (C5121), St. Boniface General Hospital, 409 Tache Avenue, Winnepeg, Manitoba R2H 2A6, Canada.

Ann Intern Med. 2013;158(8):630-631. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-158-8-201304160-00009
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