Category: Clinical Case

Clinical Case - Clinic Case Submission: Strontium and the Follow-up Bone Density Exam.

Clinical Case Competition
Honorable Mention


Sarah E. Whiffin
Bone Density Analyzer
Canada Diagnostic Centres



Lumbar Spine Follow-up Image of a patient taking Strontium to help increase bone density. Patient did not want to take a Bisphosphonate, so started Strontium, Calcium,
Vitamin D and Magnesium instead after her 2016 exam. Artificial increase/overestimate of 10.0% at the lumbar spine due to Strontium uptake into bone is noted.





BMD Follow-up on Strontium






Left Hip Follow-up Image of a patient taking Strontium to help increase bone density. Patient did not want to take a Bisphosphonate, so started Strontium, Calcium, Vitamin D and Magnesium instead after her 2016 exam. Artificial increase/overestimate of 5.2% at the Total Hip due to Strontium uptake into bone is noted.





BMD Follow-up on Strontium



Sarah E. Whiffin

Bone Density Analyzer
Canada Diagnostic Centres
Cochrane, Alberta, Canada