Journal article

Peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT)-based finite element analysis provides enhanced diagnostic performance in identifying non-vertebral fracture patients compared with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry

H Jiang, DL Robinson, CJ Yates, PVS Lee, JD Wark

Osteoporosis International | Springer, London | Published : 2020


Summary Due to limitations of the predominant clinical method for diagnosing osteoporosis, an engineering model based on a dedicated CT scanner for bone density and structure was applied in fracture patients and controls. Improved diagnostic performance was observed, which supports its potential use in future research and clinical practice. Introduction Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), the predominant clinical method for diagnosing osteoporosis, has limitations in identifying individuals with increased fracture risk. Peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) provides additional information and can be used to generate finite element (FE) models from which bone strength propert..

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Awarded by China Scholarship Council

Funding Acknowledgements

HJ is funded with a joint PhD scholarship by China Scholarship Council (funding reference: CSC201608240003) and the University of Melbourne.