Which techniques for measurement of bone strength are used in the workup of osteoporosis?

Updated: Sep 26, 2019
  • Author: Monique Bethel, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Measurements of bone strength that can be obtained by DXA, with appropriate software, include hip structural analysis (HSA) and trabecular bone scores (TBS). An additional technique for measurement of bone strength, finite element analysis (FEA), can be based on either computed tomography (CT) or DXA .


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