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quantitative ultrasound (QUS),

modality employed to measure bone mineral density by ultrasound, applied especially to the calcaneus.
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quantitative ultrasound

Abbreviation: QUS
Measurement of the density of a body tissue, e.g., bone, by determining how rapidly sound travels through the tissue and how different sonic wavelengths are absorbed. QUS is used to diagnose osteopenia and osteoporosis.
See also: ultrasound
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