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X-ray morphometry in osteoporosis: yesterday, today, tomorow

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Primary osteoporosis (OP) can be successfully diagnosed with the complex use of clinical, laboratory, and X-ray studies. In terms of the
population characteristics of the sizes and shapes of vertebral bodies, X-ray morphometry of the vertebral column occupies a special place
in a set of radiodiagnostic methods. X-ray morphometry is required to diagnose the most pronounced deformative osteoporotic changes in
the spine and to determine the time course of changes in vertebral bodies. The use of X-ray morphometric study to examine other parts of
the skeleton, including the proximal femur, has become an important stage in its development for the diagnosis of OP. That of X-ray morphometry
for the concurrence of osteopenia and OP with other dystrophic changes in the vertebral column primarily with chondrosis and
osteochondrosis is of value. The accumulated diagnostic experience allows X-ray morphometry to be considered to be an effective current
diagnostic study of the spine.

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Belosel'skiy N.N., Smirnov A.V., Toroptsova N.V., Beloselsky N.N., Smirnov A.V., Toroptsova N.V. X-ray morphometry in osteoporosis: yesterday, today, tomorow. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2011;3(2):94-99. (In Russ.)

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