II. Indications: Osteoporosis Evaluation

  1. See Bone Mineral Density
  2. Screening low risk patients

III. Advantages

  1. Low Cost
  2. No radiation exposure
  3. Portable equipment
  4. Predicts Fracture risk (esp. Hip Fracture)

IV. Disadvantages

  1. Measures only calcaneus Bone Mineral Density
  2. Low precision
  3. Not used for monitoring treatment response

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