Quantitative ultrasound of the os calcis in postmenopausal women with spine and hip fracture.

@article{Hadji2000QuantitativeUO,
  title={Quantitative ultrasound of the os calcis in postmenopausal women with spine and hip fracture.},
  author={Peyman Hadji and Olaf Hars and Kay Goerke and Guenter Emons and K D Schulz},
  journal={Journal of clinical densitometry : the official journal of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry},
  year={2000},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={233-9}
}
Quantitative ultrasonometry (QUS) of the os calcis has been shown to predict hip fracture in late postmenopausal women, and vertebral and forearm fracture in early postmenopausal women. Speed of sound (SOS), broadband ultrasound attenuation (BUA), and stiffness index (SI) of the os calcis were measured using the Achilles ultrasonometer (Lunar, Madison, WI). Osteoporosis risk factors were assessed by a detailed questionnaire. We examined 1314 normal women from age 48 to 79 yr, with a mean age 60… CONTINUE READING