What is the role of trabecular bone scores (TBS) in the workup of osteoporosis?

Updated: Jan 20, 2021
  • Author: Rachel Elizabeth Whitaker Elam, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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TBS are another DXA-derived measurement of bone strength. TBS uses “gray-level texture measurements” from two-dimensional DXA scans of the lumbar spine to derive bone strength parameters. [132] TBS may complement standard measures of BMD. [133]


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