Bone Mineral Estimation Employing Computer Assisted Transverse Axial Tomography — A Preliminary Study

  • I. Isherwood
  • B. R. Pullan
  • R. A. Rutherford
  • P. H. Adams
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Abstract

The skeleton is a dynamic tissue, continually reconstituted and remodelled by bone resorption and reformation. A net loss in total bone mass occurs with advancing years (19) and bone loss occurs in all women after the menopause (2, 21). There is almost certainly great individual variation in the rate of such loss and the development of osteoporosis (21). The importance of the recognition of bone loss lies in the prevention of those fractures which occur at sites containing predominantly trabecular bone (18), namely vertebral bodies, the femoral neck and the wrist.

Keywords

Phosphorus Attenuation Osteoporosis Chlorine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Isherwood
    • 1
  • B. R. Pullan
    • 2
  • R. A. Rutherford
    • 2
  • P. H. Adams
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of NeuroradiologyManchester Royal InfirmaryUK
  2. 2.Department of Medical BiophysicsUnivesity of ManchesterUK
  3. 3.Department of MedicineManchester Royal InfirmaryUK

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