High resolution peripheral computed tomography (hr-pQCT)

In collaboration with the Bone Density Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, we are assessing bone microarchitecture in vivo in patients using high-resolution peripheral computed tomography (hr-pQCT, XtremeCT, Scanco Medical AG). This device allows assessment of volumetric bone density and microarchitecture of the distal radius and distal tibia. Images are acquired using a voxel size of 82 μm, with scan times of only a few minutes. For further information, contact Dr. Bouxsein.