© 2008

Radiology of Osteoporosis

  • Stephan Grampp

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Reinhard Gruber, Peter Pietschmann, Meinrad Peterlik
    Pages 1-23
  3. Peter Pietschmann, Reinhard Gruber, Meinrad Peterlik
    Pages 25-42
  4. Gerold Holzer
    Pages 69-76
  5. Michael Jergas
    Pages 77-103
  6. Judith E. Adams
    Pages 105-124
  7. Giuseppe Guglielmi, Daniele Diacinti
    Pages 125-136
  8. Rick R. van Rijn, Cornelis van Kuijk
    Pages 137-142
  9. Sven Prevrhal, Klaus Engelke, Harry K. Genant
    Pages 143-162
  10. Reinhard Barkmann
    Pages 163-173
  11. Thomas M. Link
    Pages 175-185
  12. Stephan Grampp
    Pages 197-203
  13. Christian Krestan, Herwig Imhof
    Pages 205-235
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 237-247

About this book


This second edition of Radiology of Osteoporosis has been fully updated so as to represent the current state of the art. It provides a comprehensive overview of osteoporosis, the pathologic conditions that give rise to osteoporosis, and the complications that are frequently encountered. After initial chapters devoted to pathophysiology, the presentation of osteoporosis on conventional radiographs is illustrated and discussed. Thereafter, detailed consideration is given to each of the measurement methods employed to evaluate osteoporosis, including dual x-ray absorptiometry, vertebral morphometry, spinal and peripheral quantitative computed tomography, quantitative ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging. The role of densitometry in daily clinical practice is appraised. Finally, a collection of difficult cases involving pitfalls is presented, with guidance to their solution. The information contained in this volume will be invaluable to all with an interest in osteoporosis.


X-ray computed tomography computed tomography (CT) imaging imaging techniques magnetic resonance magnetic resonance imaging magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) osteoporosis pathophysiology physiology radiology surgery tomography ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephan Grampp
    • 1
  1. 1.Dr. Grampp & Dr. Henk OEG RöntgenordinationUniv. DozentStockerauAustria

Bibliographic information

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Health & Hospitals


From the reviews of the second edition:

"‘Radiology of Osteoporosis,’ … is a revised edition of a volume in the Springer Medical Radiology series first published in 2002. The book is intended to provide a guide for radiologists, orthopaedic surgeons and other specialists on osteoporosis and the various medical imaging techniques that assist in its diagnosis. … This book gives a useful and reasonably up-to-date account of the basic measurement techniques used in bone densitometry." (Glen Blake, RAD magazine, January, 2009)

"It provides a comprehensive overview of the different aspects of osteoporosis including the pathologic conditions that give rise to osteoporosis and the complications that frequently occur. Well-known international authors provide their most current data on morphology, pathophysiology and therapeutic approaches in osteoporosis … . In summary, the information provided in this book will be invaluable to radiologists and all clinicians involved in the care of patients with osteoporosis." (A. K. Dixon and Thomas J. Vogl, European Radiology, Vol. 19, 2009)