Rheumatology Book


Quantitative Computed Tomography

Aka: Quantitative Computed Tomography, QCT
  1. See Also
    1. Osteoporosis
    2. Bone Mineral Density
  2. Indications: Osteoporosis Evaluation
    1. See Bone Mineral Density
  3. Advantages
    1. Benefits, but less than DEXA Scan
      1. Good precision
      2. Good monitoring Osteoporosis treatment response
    2. Selectively assesses cortical and Trabecular Bone
      1. Selective imaging does not confer diagnostic benefits
  4. Disadvantages
    1. High cost
    2. High radiation exposure

Computerized tomography, bone density study (C0412669)

Concepts Diagnostic Procedure (T060)
SnomedCT 146295003, 22059005
English bone density studies computed tomography, computed tomography bone density study, computed tomography bone density study (procedure), quantitative computed tomography (QCT), computerized tomography bone densitometry, CT bone density (procedure), Computerized tomography, bone density study, CT bone density, Qct, Computerised tomography, bone density study, Computerized tomography, bone density study (procedure), Quantitative computed tomography studies, Quantitative CT studies
Spanish tomografía computarizada, densitometría ósea (procedimiento), tomografía computarizada, densitometría ósea, tomografía computarizada, estudio densitométrico
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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