The role of ultrasound in the assessment of osteoporosis.

  title={The role of ultrasound in the assessment of osteoporosis.},
  author={C. M. Langton},
  journal={Clinical rheumatology},
  volume={13 Suppl 1},
There is increasing interest in assessing the role of ultrasound in the identification and management of osteoporosis. Using ultrasound, we may measure the velocity of sound through bone, or the increase in attenuation with frequency, generally referred as Broadband Ultrasonic Attenuation BUA. Although velocity measurements have previously been reported in the patella, current interest is concentrated on the calcaneum. The advantages of ultrasound technology include portability and ease of use… CONTINUE READING


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