Quantitative ultrasound of the calcaneus as a screening tool to detect osteoporosis: different reference ranges for caucasian women, african american women, and caucasian men.

@article{Rothenberg2004QuantitativeUO,
  title={Quantitative ultrasound of the calcaneus as a screening tool to detect osteoporosis: different reference ranges for caucasian women, african american women, and caucasian men.},
  author={Ralph J Rothenberg and Joan L Boyd and John P. Holcomb},
  journal={Journal of clinical densitometry : the official journal of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry},
  year={2004},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={101-10}
}
The interpretation of results measured by quantitative ultrasound (QUS) of the heel depends on the population studied. We measured estimated bone mineral density (BMD) of the heel using the Hologic Sahara sonometer. People were studied at county fairs, health fairs, and churches. Subjects were not on treatments that would affect bone density, other than calcium supplementation. This included 823 Caucasian women, 131 African American women, and 301 Caucasian men. In contrast to women, for… CONTINUE READING