ultrasound densitometry

ultrasound densitometry

Imaging The use of ultrasound to assess the mineral content of bone of peripheral sites; although it is less accurate than X-ray absorptiometry, it may provide useful information. See Osteoporosis.
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the examination made by ultrasound densitometry is a relatively fast (few seconds) and comfortable (it is not necessary to take off clothes) and it is done on the heel bone.
Significance of quantitative ultrasound densitometry in an early detection of osteoporosis.
Quantitative ultrasound densitometry is perspective new method allowing to evaluate the condition of the bone tissue by passing speed of the ultrasound wave through the bone (SOS-speed of sound) and due to the size of its attenuation in the bone (BUA--broadband ultrasound attenuation), and due to Z-criteria (Z-score).
Structural and functional condition of the bone tissue was studied using ultrasound densitometry of the heel bone on "DPX-MD+" equipment supplied with children's program (South Korea).

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