Reproducibility of a peripheral quantitative computed tomography scan protocol to measure the material properties of the second metatarsal

Elodie Chaplais, David Greene, Anita Hood, Scott Telfer, Verona du Toit, Davinder Singh-Grewal, Joshua Burns, Keith Rome, Daniel Schiferl, Gordon Hendry

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
JournalBMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Volume15
Issue number242
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014

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Keywords

  • tomography
  • fracture risk
  • scanning

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