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Bone density measurement

Osteoporosis

is a systemic skeletal disorder that is characterized by a decreased bone mass and micro-structural changes of bone tissue, which led to an increased bone fragility there are and thus to fractures, typically of the hip, spine and wrist.

The conventional radiological bone densitometry (DEXA or QCT) can measure but only one property, namely bone mineral density (BMD), also called bone mass is known.

In contrast, an ultrasonic measurement enables a much more comprehensive evaluation of the propagation speed of sound (SOS). The measurement of the SOS reflects a whole series of different bone properties such as density, elasticity, Kortikalisdicke and micro-structure, resulting in a more complete picture of bone fragility.

Because it is in the diagnosis of osteoporosis but the assessment of fracture risk and not the bone mass, the ultrasound measurement has distinct advantages in the prevention and monitoring of osteoporosis. The multi-site measurement at various skeletal parts also has a higher significance than, for example, the individual measurements on the heel.

Moreover, the ultrasound procedure to no exposure to the organism.

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