Value-added opportunistic CT: Insights into osteoporosis and sarcopenia

Robert D. Boutin, Leon Lenchik

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OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to review the emerging field of opportunistic CT, which can be used to screen patients for osteoporosis and sarcopenia. CONCLUSION. Although body composition measurements are not routinely obtained using CT, quantitative assessment of bone and muscle biomarkers on CT can add value to patient care. Automated bone and muscle measurements promise to transform the everyday practice of radiology without resulting in additional cost or radiation exposure for patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)582-594
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • CT
  • Muscle
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sarcopenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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