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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-464
Number of pages12
JournalSeminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019


  • fracture
  • insufficiency fracture
  • osteoporosis
  • radiography magnetic resonance imaging
  • vertebra

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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