Comparison of heel ultrasound and finger DXA to central DXA in the detection of osteoporosis. Implications for patient management.


The goal of the study was to investigate the potential discordance in patient management when a clinician assumes that a peripheral device is a diagnostic surrogate for central DXA in the detection and treatment of osteoporosis. Over a period of 2 mo, asymptomatic women seeking conventional central DXA evaluation for osteoporosis at a diagnostic imaging… (More)


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