Silver Book Fact
Researchers are looking at the use of micro-computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging to better understand the relationship between bone structure and fracture risk. Other tools are being evaluated for clinical use including ultrasound and dental x-rays–both would be less expensive options for patients.
NIH Fact Sheet: Osteoporosis. http://report.nih.gov/nihfactsheets/ViewFactSheet.aspx?csid=56