When is quantitative CT (QCT) scanning indicated in the workup of osteoporosis?

Updated: Sep 26, 2019
  • Author: Monique Bethel, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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QCT scanning may be useful in identifying fractures. It can be used to identify not only the fracture line but also areas of callus formation and sclerosis, consistent with healing fracture. It may also be used for evaluation of metastatic bone disease.


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