Ultrasound might reveal who needs a full bone density scan for osteoporosis
An inexpensive ultrasound test may pinpoint people at risk of osteoporosis.
called brittle bone disease, osteoporosis leaves people at a high risk of
fractures particularly from falls. Doctors typically measure bone density using
an X-ray machine. While ultrasound machines also provide readings of bone
quality, the X-ray technology is considered the “gold standard” for such
readings, says Idris Guessous, an internist at
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