Panoramic radiographs and quantitative ultrasound of the radius and phalanx III to assess bone mineral status in postmenopausal women

@inproceedings{Grocholewicz2018PanoramicRA,
  title={Panoramic radiographs and quantitative ultrasound of the radius and phalanx III to assess bone mineral status in postmenopausal women},
  author={Katarzyna Grocholewicz and Joanna Janiszewska-Olszowska and Magda Aniko-Włodarczyk and Olga Preuss and Grzegorz Trybek and Ewa Sobolewska and Mariusz Lipski},
  booktitle={BMC oral health},
  year={2018}
}
BACKGROUND Various mandibular indices have been developed to detect osteoporosis on panoramic radiographs. Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) is a low-cost, radiation-free method to assess bone status. The aim of this study was to compare mandibular morphometric analysis and QUS at the radius and proximal phalanx III finger. METHODS The study involved 97 postmenopausal women, aged 48.5-71.5y (mean: 55.4). Mandibular morphometric analysis comprised: distance between upper and lower mandibular… CONTINUE READING