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The diagnostic validity of dental radiography techniques for identifying osteoporotic patients (OSTEODENT)

Obiettivo

Osteoporosis is a major European health problem. Diagnosis is primarily by bone densitometry but access to this is limited. Dental radiography is readily available; radiographs can be used as an indicator of low bone density. We aim to investigate the efficacy of dental radiographic indices in identifying patients with low bone density. We will recruit 600 per menopausal women who will undergo bone densitometry to establish their osteoporosis status, and dental radiography. Dental radiographs will be assessed qualitatively and quantitatively using manual and computerised methods to deliver a range of radiographic data. The validity of each radiographic index in diagnosis of osteoporosis will be measured using Reanalysis. This will allow us to devise recommendations to dentists on appropriate criteria for referral to medical colleagues for bone densitometry.

Meccanismo di finanziamento

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinatore

UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
Indirizzo
Higher Cambridge Street
M15 6FH Manchester
United Kingdom

Partecipanti (3)

ACADEMIC CENTRE FOR DENTISTRY AMSTERDAM
Paesi Bassi
Indirizzo
Louwesweg 1
1066 EA Amsterdam
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgio
Indirizzo
Kapucijnenvoer 7
3000 Louvain / Leuven
MALMOE UNIVERSITY
Svezia
Indirizzo

205 06 Malmoe