What are the benefits of performing quantitative calcaneal ultrasonography during the workup of osteoporosis?

Updated: Sep 26, 2019
  • Author: Monique Bethel, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Quantitative calcaneal ultrasonography offers the following benefits [9] :

  • Lower cost than DXA

  • More portability than DXA

  • No exposure to ionizing radiation

However, no diagnostic criteria based on quantitative ultrasonography or a combination of quantitative ultrasonography and DXA have been defined.


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