Clinical Use of Quantitative Computed Tomography-Based Finite Element Analysis of the Hip and Spine in the Management of Osteoporosis in Adults: the 2015 ISCD Official Positions-Part II

Philippe Zysset, Ling Qin, Thomas Lang, Sundeep Khosla, William D. Leslie, John A. Shepherd, John T. Schousboe, Klaus Engelke

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The International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) has developed new official positions for the clinical use of quantitative computed tomography (QCT)-based finite element analysis of the spine and hip. The ISCD task force for QCT reviewed the evidence for clinical applications and presented a report with recommendations at the 2015 ISCD Position Development Conference. Here we discuss the agreed upon ISCD official positions with supporting medical evidence, rationale, controversy, and suggestions for further study. Parts I and III address the clinical use of QCT of the hip, and the clinical feasibility of existing techniques for opportunistic screening of osteoporosis using CT scans obtained for other diagnosis such as colonography was addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-392
Number of pages34
JournalJournal of Clinical Densitometry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015
Externally publishedYes



  • finite element analysis (FEA)
  • osteoporosis
  • position
  • quantitative computed tomography (QCT)

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  • Medicine(all)

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