Diagnostic agreement of two calcaneal ultrasound devices: the Sahara bone sonometer and the Achilles+.

@article{Alenfeld2002DiagnosticAO,
  title={Diagnostic agreement of two calcaneal ultrasound devices: the Sahara bone sonometer and the Achilles+.},
  author={F. E. Alenfeld and Klaus Engelke and Dieter Schmidt and M. Brezger and Evelyn Diessel and Dieter Felsenberg},
  journal={The British journal of radiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={75 899},
  pages={895-902}
}
Quantitative ultrasound for the assessment of skeletal status is an evolving method in the diagnosis of osteoporosis. In this cross-sectional study we investigated the diagnostic agreement between the Sahara bone sonometer and the Achilles+ with respect to broadband ultrasound attenuation (BUA), speed of sound (SOS) and stiffness/quantitative ultrasound index (QUI). 309 healthy females without diseases or medications known to influence bone metabolism (with the exception of oestrogen) were… CONTINUE READING