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Vietnam Osteoporosis Workshop, HCMC 2006

VFA showed good sensitivity (>80%) in  identifying moderate/severe XSQ deformities

Excellent negative predictive value (>90%) in distinguishing subjects without from those with vertebral deformities on a per subject basis.

Poor sensitivity to detect mild vertebral fractures, especially at the upper thoracic spine.

Visual Assessment of Vertebral Fracture Using Lateral DXA Scan

(Source: J. Rea et al Osteoporos Int 2000)

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