Category: Clinical Case

Clinical Case - Vascular calcifications affecting the bone map

Clinical Case Competition
Honorable Mention


Harold Rosen, MD
Director – Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center




Densities adjacent to the bone will confuse the mapping algorithm and cause the bone map to be drawn incorrectly. Overlying vascular calcifications whose margins extend beyond the lateral border of the spine here fool the software to map a spine bone map which is much wider than the true spine bone map.





Vascular calcifications affecting the bone map






Harold Rosen

Director - Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts