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Bone Ultrasonometers

Definition : Densitometers designed to assess bone density by delivering ultrasonic energy through a targeted body part; they may also be used to obtain bone structural information. These densitometers typically determine bone density by measuring the speed and/or attenuation of ultrasound energy usually over frequencies from 0.2 to 0.6 MHz (known as broadband ultrasonic attenuation [BUA]). Bone ultrasound densitometers are used mainly to determine bone density in the appendicular skeleton, typically by measuring the heel (i.e., calcaneus) bone.

Entry Terms : "Ultrasonometers" , "Quantitative Ultrasound Densitometers" , "BUA Densitometers" , "Broadband Ultrasound Attenuation Densitometers" , "Ultrasonic Densitometers" , "Densitometers, Bone, Ultrasonic" , "Sonometers" , "Ultrasound Bone Sonometers"

UMDC code : 18382

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