Quantitative ultrasound at the hand phalanges

Comparison with quantitative computed tomography of the lumbar spine in postmenopausal women

G. P. Feltrin, M. Nardin, A. Marangon, Y. Khadivi, M. Calderone, G. De Conti

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The aim of our study was to evaluate the diagnostic effectiveness of a quantitative ultrasound technique for measuring bone tissue at the proximal phalanges of the non-dominant hand. We correlated the mean value of the amplitude-dependent speed of sound (AD-SoS) and the ultrasound bone profile score (UBPS) measured at the phalanges with bone mineral density (BMD) of the lumbar spine gauged with quantitative computed tomography (QCT). We studied a group of 177 postmenopausal women consecutively presenting for osteoporosis screening. We observed that in the whole study group both AD-SoS and UBPS weakly with BMD, although with statistical significance (r = 0.54 and r = 0.45, respectively; p <0.0001). The same parameters showed a poor correlation (r = 0.48, p <0.0001; and r = 0.23, p = 0.017) in the group of patients which QCT has classified as osteoporotic. Finally, no correlation was found in the rest of our population. The correlation coefficients of comparison between our QUS and QCT measurements are not strong enough to allow us a prediction of one measure from the other. Therefore, we do not consider the phalangeal osteosonography a valid substitute of QCT technique for assessment of bone status in postmenopausal women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)826-831
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Radiology
Volume10
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Keywords

  • Bone mineral density
  • Osteoporosis
  • Quantitative ultrasound
  • Speed of sound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Quantitative ultrasound at the hand phalanges : Comparison with quantitative computed tomography of the lumbar spine in postmenopausal women. / Feltrin, G. P.; Nardin, M.; Marangon, A.; Khadivi, Y.; Calderone, M.; De Conti, G.

In: European Radiology, Vol. 10, No. 5, 2000, p. 826-831.

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Feltrin, G. P. ; Nardin, M. ; Marangon, A. ; Khadivi, Y. ; Calderone, M. ; De Conti, G. / Quantitative ultrasound at the hand phalanges : Comparison with quantitative computed tomography of the lumbar spine in postmenopausal women. In: European Radiology. 2000 ; Vol. 10, No. 5. pp. 826-831.
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