Simulated Lumbar Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry With Machine Learning Algorithms: Why Radiologists Who Interpret Abdominal CTs Should Care.
J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Oct;16(10):1471-1472. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2019.07.015.
If you do not interpret dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) bone mineral density (BMD) studies, you are probably like me and have little interest in DEXA. However, I do interpret CTs, lots of CTs, as do many of you. What if research showed that BMD information comparable to DEXA could be extracted from CTs because the spine is in the field of view? Would you want that information? Would all, some, or few primary care providers, referring specialists, or emergency physicians want it? Would you or they know what to do with that information? Would patients want it?
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