Abstract

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissues, leading to bone fragility and, consequently, an increase in fracture risk [2-6]. Loss of bone mass occurs as part of the natural process of aging [4]. Bones naturally become thinner (called osteopenia) as one grows older, because existing bone is broken down faster than new bone is made. As this occurs, the bones lose minerals, heaviness (mass), and structure, making them weaker. With further bone loss, osteopenia develops into osteoporosis. The thicker bones are, the longer it takes to develop osteoporosis. Although osteoporosis can occur in men, it is most common in women older than age 65. Since osteoporosis can develop undetected for decades until a fracture occurs, early diagnosis is important [2].

How to Cite
R.SIVAKUMAR, Dr.. Identification of Early Osteoporosis using Intensity slicing method. Global Journal of Research In Engineering, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 2-A, feb. 2012. ISSN 2249-4596. Available at: <https://engineeringresearch.org/index.php/GJRE/article/view/374>. Date accessed: 13 june 2021.