Opportunistic CT

Session approved for 1 ASRT Category A Credit
Session approved for up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

This session duration is 50 minutes.

This session will briefly review evidence supporting opportunistic use of existing abdominal and chest CT scans to evaluate patients bone status. How to perform this clinically will be demonstrated and practical considerations of potential confounders of this approach will be discussed. Additionally, the potential for opportunistic CT to evaluate sarcopenia will be considered.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize how opportunistic evaluation of CT and MRI can be useful in clinical practice
  • Perform opportunistic Hounsfield Unit measurement from chest/abdominal CT
  • Discuss the possibility that opportunistic CT may assess sarcopenia

Neil Binkley, MD

Professor of Medicine

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Neil Binkley earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin and subsequently trained in Internal Medicine at the Marshfield Clinic. After several years in private practice, he returned to the University of Wisconsin and completed a Geriatrics fellowship. He is a Professor in the Divisions of Geriatrics and Endocrinology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is also Director of the UW Osteoporosis Clinical Research Program and Associate Director of the UW Institute on Aging. He is past President of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry, Associate Editor of Osteoporosis International and a member of the International Osteoporosis Foundation Committee of Scientific Advisors. His current research involves improvement in 25(OH)D measurement, evaluation of approaches to optimize assessment of vitamin D status, evaluation of functional assessment in older adults and the importance of sarcopenia in fracture risk. Dr. Binkley has published over 300 papers, served on expert committees and panels for AACE, ASBMR, IOF and ISCD.


Amgen (Self) : Consultant (Status: Ongoing); Radius (Self) : Research Support (Status: Ongoing)

Leon Lenchik, MD (Moderator)


Wake Forest School of Medicine

Leon lenchik, MD is Professor of Radiology and Division Chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging at Wake Forest School of Medicine (WFSM) with over 20 years of research experience in quantitative imaging, focusing on sarcopenia, adiposity, and osteoporosis, spanning a range of technologies including CT, MRI, and DXA. He is Co-Leader of the Bio-imaging Resource Core of Wake Forest Older Americans Independence Center (WF OAIC), where he directs all imaging quality assurance procedures. His current research focuses on validation, automation, and implementation of novel CT measurements in the evaluation of body composition. He is also Assistant Dean for Faculty Mentoring at WFSM.

Disclosures: No relationships to disclose.


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04/01/2022 at 5:25 PM (EDT)   |  50 minutes
04/01/2022 at 5:25 PM (EDT)   |  50 minutes
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Medical Certificate
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