Article Abstract

Osteoporosis: what the clinician needs to know?

Authors: Rosario Francesco Balzano, Maria Mattera, Xiaoguang Cheng, Samantha Cornacchia, Giuseppe Guglielmi

Abstract

Osteoporosis is a common condition and an important cause of disability. For this reason, early detection of the disease and patients at higher risk of bone fractures is compulsory. In the recent years, conventional quantitative methods have been spreading for the diagnosis of osteoporosis; moreover, new improvements in computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have been made in this field and imaging findings may correlate to the morphological and structural changes within the bone.