High Resolution Peripheral Quantitative Computer Tomography (HR-pQCT, Scanco-Xtreme CT)

High Resolution Peripheral Quantitative Computer Tomography (HR-pQCT, Scanco-Xtreme CT)

Manufacturer: Scanco

Model: Xtreme CT

The HR-pQCT evaluates bones down to the level of the tiny individual elements that nature configures in a way that makes bones as strong as possible. HR-pQCT measures bone density and quantifies the three dimensional geometry, strength and microarchitecture of bone at the lower arm (radius) and lower leg (tibia).

HR-pQCT is a research tool—not currently used in clinical practice. It goes beyond current clinical methods and assesses bone microstructure to provide new insights into bone strength and why some bones are more susceptible to fracture.

  • HR-qPCT
    HR-qPCT
  • HR-pQCT FAIM Output
    HR-pQCT FAIM Output
  • HR-pQCT Scan
    HR-pQCT Scan
  • HR-pQCT Scan
    HR-pQCT Scan
  • HR-pQCT
    HR-pQCT
  • HR-qPCT
    HR-qPCT
  • HR-pQCT FAIM Output
    HR-pQCT FAIM Output
  • HR-pQCT Scan
    HR-pQCT Scan
  • HR-pQCT Scan
    HR-pQCT Scan
  • HR-pQCT
    HR-pQCT

At CHHM we use the HR-pQCT:

  • to measure the bone mineral density of the forearm and lower leg
  • to assess the geometry, strength, and microstructure of bone in 3-dimensions

More info can be found here