A head-to-head comparison of bone imaging techniques
Clinical Impact & End Products
Just like a building, knowing the architecture of bone is beneficial in understanding its risk of collapsing. The CaMos Bone Quality Study will deliver information on architecture, strength and density of bones.
Information from this study could lead to changes in osteoporosis management and could improve patients’ confidence in treatment and in the need for treatment. Certain medications may not necessarily reveal any changes in bone density scans on their own. However, bone structural changes could be apparent. Knowledge of how various treatment methods change our bones in different ways could enhance our ability to assess the success of therapy. As a result, more appropriate therapies can be targetted based on different scenarios. Ultimately, the end goal of these medical enhancements is to reduce osteoporotic fractures nation-wide.
In the future, patients going to a clinic could have their bone and muscle measurements obtained within 15 minutes and could have the results compared to normal references by their doctor who will then be able to make a more informed diagnosis for various bone-related disorders. Depending on the outcome, patients could have different treatment options.
The CaMos BQS is funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research - March 2011