Last Published:  07/30/21 01:05:34 PM (Central)
Short Title: Vertebral Compression Fracture Assessment
Responsible HRP Element: Human Health Countermeasures
Collaborating Org(s):
Funding Status: Terminated - A formerly active task that was stopped before its completion date due to deselection, descoping, reorganization etc.
Procurement Mechanism(s):
Directed
Aims:

Understand the association of long-duration missions with atraumatic fractures of the spine by the surveillance of vertebral compression fractures with lateral DXA scanning of the spine (Vertebral Fracture Assessment [VFA]) coincident with DXA MRID and triennials in returning long-duration astronauts

Integration/Unique Aspects: This task is being conducted as part of Medical Requirement-035L Bone Densitometry.

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