[Normative data for quantitative ultrasound measurement of the calcaneus in a Portuguese population].

Abstract

BACKGROUND Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) measurement of the calcaneus is a safe and reliable method for evaluating skeletal status. Although central bone densitometry (DXA) measurement is the gold-standard to classify osteopenic and osteoporotic patients, QUS can give supplementary information and its use is expanding. Up to now there are no published… (More)

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