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[Morphometric vertebral fractures in the clinical practice]

SZABÓ Tamás, KORÁNYI András, DEÁK Eszter

MARCH 20, 2012

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[The authors surveyed the international literature concerning the prevalence and importance of osteoporotic vertebral fractures, then presented the modern diagnostic techniques (semiquantitative visual and quantitative morphometry, densitometry). These data indicates that plain X-rays, commonly used in everyday practice, underestimate the prevalence of vertebral fractures, therefore morphometric methods are also needed for more accurate fracture risk assessment.]

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