Metabolic Bone Disease

  • Murali Sundaram


Metabolic bone disease may result from genetic, endocrine, nutritional, or biochemical disorders, with variable and often inconsistent imaging findings. For the radiologist, the cornerstone of “metabolic bone disease” has been osteoporosis, osteomalacia, hyperparathyroidism, and Paget’s disease. Over the past three decades, the diagnosis and therapy of these diseases has changed, influenced by biochemical discoveries, imaging advances, and epidemiology studies that together, in turn, have had a strong impact on current radiological practice.


Anorexia Nervosa Osteogenesis Imperfecta Metabolic Bone Disease Renal Osteodystrophy Osteogenesis Imperfecta Type 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Murali Sundaram
    • 1
  1. 1.Diagnostic Radiology, Musculoskeletal DivisionCleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

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