Hip fracture discrimination by imaging ultrasound measurements of the calcaneus.

@article{Prins1999HipFD,
  title={Hip fracture discrimination by imaging ultrasound measurements of the calcaneus.},
  author={S H Prins and Jes Bruun Lauritzen and Henrik L\ovendahl J\orgensen and Lene Simonsen and Christian Hassager},
  journal={Clinical physiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={419-25}
}
Quantitative ultrasound measurements of the os calcis have recently been upgraded with imaging facilities. This has made measurements of a specific region of interest possible and improved the reproducibility of the method, but the diagnostic ability of imaging ultrasound has not yet been investigated thoroughly. We measured broadband ultrasound attenuation (BUA) and speed of sound (SOS) using imaging ultrasound as well as forearm bone mineral density (BMDarm) using dual-energy X-ray… CONTINUE READING