Peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) is an established technology that allows for the measurement of the material properties of bone. Alterations to bone architecture are associated with an increased risk of fracture. Further pQCT research is necessary to identify regions of interest that are prone to fracture risk in people with chronic diseases. The second metatarsal is a common site for the development of insufficiency fractures, and as such the aim of this study was to assess the reproducibility of a novel scanning protocol of the second metatarsal using pQCT.
- fracture risk
Chaplais, E., Greene, D., Hood, A., Telfer, S., du Toit, V., Singh-Grewal, D., Burns, J., Rome, K., Schiferl, D., & Hendry, G. (2014). Reproducibility of a peripheral quantitative computed tomography scan protocol to measure the material properties of the second metatarsal. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 15(242). https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2474-15-242