JaLCDOI 10.18926/15164
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_35_41.pdf
Author Kuroboshi, Manabu| Tanaka, Muneaki| Kishimoto, Suguru| Goto, Kentaro| Tanaka, Hideo|
Abstract In 360 females, Bone mineral density (BMD) in lumbar vertebrae (L2-L4) was assessed by quantitative computed tomography (QCT), and the values obtained were compared with the frequency of vertebral transformation or fracture as assessed by lateral scan image (scanogram) by X-ray CT. A correlation was observed between the frequency of vertebral transformation (or fracture) and lumbar BMD values : BMD under 125 mg/cm(3) was observed over 90% of women with vertebral transformation, and BMD under 70mg/cm(3) was found about 50% of them. These results suggest that decrease in BMD in lumbar vertebrae leads to vertebral transformation or fracture. Thus, measurement of BMD by QCT would be very useful in predicting vertebral transformation or fractures.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2001-03-27
Volume volume35
Issue issue1-2
Start Page 41
End Page 46
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307948