QCT vs. DXA: What’s the Score?

September 25, 2020

World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines are widely used for the interpretation of bone mineral density (BMD) results. In addition, WHO patient classification guidelines are now commonly used to interpret BMD results obtained at a variety of skeletal sites. However, it is important to note that patient classification results will vary based on the site measured and the technique used. Because this is sometimes not well known within the community, DXA T-scores thresholds may be inappropriately used to determine classification based on BMD measurement by Quantitative CT (QCT) at the spine.

To find out more about these differences and provide a summary of the current scientific consensus on the effective clinical use of spine QCT in the assessment of osteoporosis, download the full story below.