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Online ISSN 1827-1812
Parfumi C., Pernicone G., Farina M., Russo A., Bandiera S., Privitera O., Giardina P., Cianci A.
Università degli Studi - Catania, Dipartimento di Scienze Microbiologiche e Scienze Ginecologiche
Background. Comparison between X-ray Mineralometric Essay and Calcanear Ultrasound Essay to evaluate osteoporosis.
Methods. Study executed on 153 patients submitted, at the same time, to DEXA Essay performed with Lunar DPX and to Calcanear Ultrasound Essay with QUS-TM Metra Biosystem.
Results. After subdividing the patients into 3 groups according to their age (Group A 45-55; Group B 56-66; Group C 67-77), a positive relation in Group B was observed, while in Group A there was more positivity to US and in Group C with X-ray.
Conclusions. The conclusion is drawn that US Essay is more useful for young women and that it can be used as a screening method to reveal women at risk of osteoporosis.