HomeNewsMeasurements of body composition metrics and trabecular attenuation obtained through contrast-enhanced abdominopelvic CT positively correlate with bone mineral density based on dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in men

Measurements of body composition metrics and trabecular attenuation obtained through contrast-enhanced abdominopelvic CT positively correlate with bone mineral density based on dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in men

    A retrospective study conducted on healthy subjects demonstrated that, only in men, body composition metrics (eg, skeletal muscle index and attenuation, visceral and subcutaneous fat index) measured by contrast-enhanced abdominopelvic CT positively correlate with bone mineral density estimated by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and CT-based trabecular attenuation. Furthermore, this analysis supports the hypothesis of a robust correlation between visceral adiposity and bone quality, both in men and women.