Bone Densitometer

DESCRIPTION


Ultrasound bone densitometer (QUS)

  1. No radiation
  2. Economic in device and diagnosis
  3. Portable
  4. Easy to use and to operate

Evidence supports the value of densitometry at the heel as the optimum peripheral site for fracture risk assessment.

  1. Easy accessibility
  2. Metabolically active bone
  3. High trabecular content (80% cancellous)
  4. High correlation with central DXA
  5. Weight  bearing –like  the  spine  and  femur  Allows early detection and intervention