Association of 5 quantitative ultrasound devices and bone densitometry with osteoporotic vertebral fractures in a population based sample: the OPUS study

C. C. Glueer, R. Eastell, David M Reid, D. Felsenberg, C. Roux, R. Barkmann, W. Timm, T. Blenk, Alison Stewart, J. Clowes, F. Thomasius, S. Kolta

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We compared the performance of five QUS devices with DXA in a population-based sample of 2837 women. All QUS approaches discriminated women with and without osteoporotic vertebral fractures. QUS of the calcaneus performed as well as central DXA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)782-793
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Bone and Mineral Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • bone densitometry
  • quantitative ultrasound
  • osteoporosis
  • population studies
  • vertebral fracture
  • quality-of-life
  • X-Ray absorptiometry
  • form health survey
  • mineral density
  • hip fracture
  • postmenopausal women
  • radiographic absorption
  • European foundation
  • elderly women
  • risk-factors

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