Calcaneal quantitative ultrasound
as a determinant of bone health status: what properties of bone does it reflect?
(QUS) of the os calcis in Saudi women: defining Saudi reference value for the diagnosis of low bone mass.
made similar conclusions by comparing T-score values obtained by quantitative ultrasound
of the heel bone and by DEXA measurement in the patients with hip fracture.
A study from China enrolled subjects into groups according to their sporting activities and measured eBMD with quantitative ultrasound
The demographic and anthropometrical characteristics, laboratory values, and quantitative ultrasound
measurements of the both groups are given in Table 1.
Sensitivity to change: Studies were classified as providing evidence of sensitivity to change when quantitative ultrasound
measurements were compared across a period of time in which a change in trunk muscle morphology or function was expected.
Cetin A, Erturk H, The role of quantitative ultrasound
in predicting osteoporosis defined by dual X-ray absorptiometry.
We used a Hologic Sahara Clinical Bone Sonometer (Bedford, Massachusetts) to determine BUA, speed of sound (SOS), and quantitative ultrasound
index (QUI) in the dominant calcaneus.
The findings suggest that quantitative ultrasound
is a useful tool in detecting impaired bone quality in postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes, and that it might have greater promise than DXA in detecting bone defects in diabetic patients, the authors wrote.
(QUS, also called "heel ultrasound") is a portable, fast, low-cost, method for fracture risk assessment that does not involve exposure to radiation.
Influence of region of interest and bone size on calcaneal BMD: implications for the accuracy of quantitative ultrasound
assessments at the calcaneus.
Heel quantitative ultrasound
scans were conducted in 74 premenopausal women aged 35-55 years with type 1 diabetes and in 229 controls.