Broadband ultrasound attenuation (BUA) of the heel bone and its correlates in men and women in the EPIC-Norfolk cohort: a cross-sectional population-based study

@article{Welch2003BroadbandUA,
  title={Broadband ultrasound attenuation (BUA) of the heel bone and its correlates in men and women in the EPIC-Norfolk cohort: a cross-sectional population-based study},
  author={Ailsa Welch and Joanna Camus and Nichola Dalzell and S George Oakes and Jonathan Reeve and Kaimin Khaw},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2003},
  volume={15},
  pages={217-225}
}
Osteoporotic fractures have substantial clinical and public health impact. Bone quality is an important determinant of fracture risk. Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) of bone measured as broadband ultrasound attenuation (BUA) has been shown to predict fracture risk. However, there have been very few large population studies, particularly in men. We investigated the correlates of calcaneal BUA using a CUBA clinical machine in 15,668 middle and older aged men and women (42–82 years) from the UK… CONTINUE READING

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