© 2003

Radiology of Osteoporosis

  • Stephan Grampp
  • Documents the radiographic presentation of osteoporosis

  • Focuses on the reasons for particular imaging findings

  • Discusses in detail the various quantitative measurement methods and their use

  • Illustrates pitfalls and offers guidance on avoiding misinterpretation


Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. What Can we Expect to Find?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. P. Pietschmann, R. Gruber, M. Peterlik
      Pages 3-24
    3. G. Holzer
      Pages 51-57
  3. How Should we See and Measure?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. J. E. Adams
      Pages 87-100
    3. G. Guglielmi, D. Diacinti
      Pages 101-110
    4. C. van Kuijk, R. R. van Rijn
      Pages 111-114
    5. S. Prevrhal, K. Engelke, H. K. Genant
      Pages 115-129
    6. R. Barkmann, C.-C. Glüer
      Pages 131-141
    7. T. M. Link
      Pages 143-152
  4. What do we Use in Practice?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. S. Grampp
      Pages 167-173
    3. C. Krestan, H. Imhof
      Pages 175-196
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 197-204

About this book


This book 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) magnetic resonance magnetic resonance imaging magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) magnetic resonance tomography osteoporosis pathophysiology physiology radiology rheumatoid arthritis surgery tomography ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephan Grampp
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung für Osteologie, Allgemeines KrankenhausUniversitätsklinik für RadiodiagnostikWienAustria

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Radiology of Osteoporosis
  • Editors Stephan Grampp
  • Series Title Medical Radiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-66827-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-05237-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-05235-8
  • Series ISSN 0942-5373
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 204
  • Number of Illustrations 148 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Imaging / Radiology
    Internal Medicine
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