AbstractQuantitative microradiography has been promoted for studying bone turnover and has been applied to a study of normal and osteoporotic human bone. Proof is presented that this method is reproducible and provides an accurate measure of bone formation and resorption. It was demonstrated that bone from the majority of osteoporotic patients differs from normal bone by increased amounts of resorption. Bone formation is generally normal. However, in Cushing's syndrome, after steroid therapy and after immobil…
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