Quantitative Heel Ultrasound
Heel Ultrasound used to pre-screen for low bone mineral density
The heel ultrasound device is mobile and can be used as pre-screening for osteoporosis. Using ultrasound, this device gives an estimate of bone density (expressed as “speed of sound”) which has been found to effectively predict osteoporosis risk. Although it cannot diagnose osteoporosis, this is an invaluable tool enabling researchers to identify those more likely to be at risk of developing osteoporosis, particularly in patients and community members who are isolated, have limited mobility or are unable to visit our clinics.