The use of visual assessment of dental radiographs for identifying women at risk of having osteoporosis: the OSTEODENT project

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title The use of visual assessment of dental radiographs for identifying women at risk of having osteoporosis: the OSTEODENT project
Author(s) Lindh, Christina ; Horner, Keith ; Jonasson, Grethe ; Olsson, Peter ; Rohlin, Madeleine ; Jacobs, Reinhilde ; Karayianni, Kety ; van der Stelt, Paul ; Adams, Judith ; Marjanovic, Elizabeth ; Pavitt, Sue ; Devlin, Hugh
Date 2008
English abstract
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of visual assessment of the trabecular pattern in intraoral periapical radiographs to identify female subjects at risk of having osteoporosis. STUDY DESIGN: Six hundred female subjects underwent intraoral periapical radiography of the maxillary and mandibular premolar region. Five observers assessed the trabecular pattern as dense, heterogeneous, or sparse, with the aid of reference images. All patients received a central dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) examination of the hip and lumbar spine. RESULTS: With sparse trabecular pattern as indicative of osteoporosis, mean specificity was high (91.6 for the upper jaw and 90.8 for the lower jaw) while the sensitivity was low (28.2 for the upper and lower jaw). The mean intraobserver agreement was comparable for radiographs of the upper and lower jaw (median kappa(w) 0.53 and 0.57, respectively). CONCLUSION: Visual assessment of the trabecular pattern in intraoral periapical radiographs of premolar regions is a potential method to identify women at risk of having osteoporosis.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tripleo.2007.09.008 (link to publisher's fulltext)
Host/Issue Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics;2
Volume 106
ISSN 1079-2104
Pages 285-93
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Medicine
Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/6793 (link to this page)

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