Evaluation of bone quality in calcanei of young and postmenopausal women through ADC measurement
Silvia Capuani 1 , Rebuzzi Mauro 2 , Vincenzo Vinicola 3 , Umberto Sabatini 4 , and Marco Bozzali 5
Physics Department, CNR IPCF Roma "Sapienza
" University, Rome, Rome, Italy,
Department, Physics Department Sapienza University,
Rehabilitation Hospital, IRCCS
Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome, Italy,
Department, IRCCS Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome, Italy,
Laboratory, Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome, Italy
We have investigated water ADC changes in calcaneal
cancellous bone of healthy subjects characterized by a
large age range (22-69 y) and of osteopenic and
osteoporotic patients at 3.0T employing DWI to quantify
ADC and MRS techniques to quantify marrow fat content.
ADC data from human calcanei shows the ability of
diffusion measurement to obtain complementary
information, compared to those provided by BMD, for
investigating cancellous bone quality.
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