Radiographic Findings in Osteoporosis

A. Magnified x-rays of thoracic vertebrae from a woman with osteoporosis. Note the relative prominence of vertical trabeculae and the absence of horizontal trabeculae. B. Lateral x-ray of the lumbar spine of a woman with postmenopausal osteoporosis. Note the increased density of the superior and inferior cortical margins of vertebrae, the marked demineralization of vertebral bodies, and the central compression of articular surfaces of vertebral bodies by intervertebral disks. (Used with permission from Dr. G. Gordan.)

Read more about osteoporosis in context:

Greenspan’s Basic and Clinical Endocrinology, 10e: Chapter 8. Metabolic Bone Disease

Read more about osteoporosis:

Hazzard’s Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, 7e: Chapter 118. Osteoporosis

Williams Gynecology, 3e: Chapter 21. Menopausal Transition

Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 20e: Chapter 404. Osteoporosis

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Melanie Allison is the Executive Editorial Specialist with McGraw-Hill Education. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree and Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education from The Johns Hopkins University. She earned her Master’s of Science in Nursing degree (MSN), specializing as an acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP), from Vanderbilt University. Melanie has more than 20 years of experience as a registered nurse and nurse practitioner in adult cardiology. She is a part-time faculty member at a top school of nursing, where she has taught for more than 15 years.

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