Trabecular homogeneity index derived from plain radiograph to evaluate bone quality

Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 05/16/2013

Radiographic texture analysis has been developed lately to improve the assessment of bone architecture as a determinant of bone quality. The authors present here a method to assess homogeneity index (HI) that can explain itself 50% of an experimental failure load and determines bones with high fracture risk with similar accuracy than BMD. The HI had also good correlation with DXA and CT–derived data.

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