Top-Ten Pitfalls When Imaging Osteoporosis

Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 2019 Aug;23(4):453-464. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1693662. Epub 2019 Sep 11.


Osteoporosis will become even more prevalent as the world population ages. Radiologists are well placed to recognize this disease that often first manifests on routine imaging studies. Most radiologists encounter patients with osteoporosis during their normal daily reporting. Osteoporosis is prone to potential pitfalls on imaging, and the more common of these are outlined in this review.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Absorptiometry, Photon / methods*
  • Bone Density
  • Bone and Bones / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Osteoporosis / diagnostic imaging*