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Calcaneal Ultrasonography

Aka: Calcaneal Ultrasonography, Calcaneal Ultrasound
  1. See Also
    1. Osteoporosis
    2. Bone Mineral Density
  2. Indications: Osteoporosis Evaluation
    1. See Bone Mineral Density
    2. Screening low risk patients
  3. Advantages
    1. Low Cost
    2. No radiation exposure
    3. Portable equipment
    4. Predicts Fracture risk (esp. Hip Fracture)
  4. Disadvantages
    1. Measures only calcaneus Bone Mineral Density
    2. Low precision
    3. Not used for monitoring treatment response

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