II. Indications: Osteoporosis Evaluation

III. 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

IV. Disadvantages

  1. High cost
  2. High radiation exposure

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Ontology: 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