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A Comparison of Calcaneal Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry and Calcaneal Ultrasound for Predicting the Diagnosis of Osteoporosis From Hip and Spine Bone Densitometry

Pearson, D; Masud, T; Sahota, O; Earnshaw, S; Hosking, D

Journal of Clinical Densitometry 6(4): 345-351


ISSN/ISBN: 1094-6950
DOI: 10.1385/jcd:6:4:345
Accession: 063139610

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Peripheral densitometry is increasingly being used in the management of osteoporosis, but the optimal diagnostic thresholds have not been defined. The aim of this study was to determine the optimal T-score for peripheral dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (pDXA) of the heel using a GE Lunar PIXI and quantitative ultrasound (QUS) of the heel using a GE Lunar Achilles Plus when compared with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) of central sites (spine, femoral neck, or total hip).

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