Relationships among calcaneal backscatter, attenuation, sound speed, hip bone mineral density, and age in normal adult women.

@article{Wear2001RelationshipsAC,
  title={Relationships among calcaneal backscatter, attenuation, sound speed, hip bone mineral density, and age in normal adult women.},
  author={Keith A. Wear and David William John Armstrong},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={2001},
  volume={110 1},
  pages={573-8}
}
The present study was undertaken in order to investigate the use of calcaneal ultrasonic backscatter for the application of diagnosis of osteoporosis. Broadband ultrasonic attenuation (BUA), speed of sound (SOS), the average backscatter coefficient (ABC), and the hip bone mineral density (BMD) were measured in calcanea in 47 women (average age: 58 years, standard deviation: 13 years). All three ultrasound variables had comparable correlations with hip BMD (around 0.5). As reported previously by… CONTINUE READING

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