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Fig. 1 | Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology

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From: The challenges of diagnosing osteoporosis and the limitations of currently available tools

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Structural characteristics of bone. Bone is comprised of a dense cortical shell that surrounds a spongy trabecular bone network. The periosteal diameter combined with the endosteal diameter determines cortical thickness. The size of bone along with cortical thickness and porosity significantly contribute to bone strength. The inner trabecular compartment contains a network of plates and rods that also contribute to bone strength

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