High-resolution in vivo imaging of bone and joints: a window to microarchitecture

Published on May 1, 2014in Nature Reviews Rheumatology16.625
· DOI :10.1038/NRRHEUM.2014.23
Piet Geusens80
Estimated H-index: 80
(Maastricht University Medical Centre),
Roland Chapurlat72
Estimated H-index: 72
(University of Lyon)
+ 4 AuthorsJoop P. W. van den Bergh27
Estimated H-index: 27
(Maastricht University Medical Centre)
High-resolution peripheral quantitative CT (HR pQCT) has emerged as a unique way to evaluate bone and joints, by producing high-resolution, 3D images of cortical and trabecular bone in vivo. In this Review, the authors describe how HR pQCT is used in the evaluation of bone and joint diseases, together with an evaluation of its technical features, advantages, limitations, and potential in basic research, clinical trials and clinical practice.
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