Armenian Journal of Health & Medical Sciences

abstract Interpretation of Densitometry Data in a Patient with Ankylosing Spondylitiabstract

Interpretation of densitometry data in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis

Narine V. Aslanyan

Department of radiology, Erebouni Medical Center, Yerevan, Armenia
Department of Internal Diseases, Armenian Medical Institute, Yerevan, Armenia


Bone density test (X-ray densitometry or DXA) is the only method of investigation for the detection of bone mineral density reduction at the earliest stage and a very valuable method for diagnosing osteoporosis and identifying risk factors for fractures. However, in certain diseases, densitometry data obtained from a densitometry study require additional interpretation to determine changes more accurately in bone mineral density in this group of patients. The article presents bone mineral density DXA data in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis and the interpretation of falsely elevated data.

Keywords: densitometry, osteoporosis, ankylosing spondylitis

DOI: 10.54235/27382737-2023.v3.1-73