Bone mineral density in haemodialysis patients: A comparative study of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and quantitative ultrasound


Arici M., Erturk H., Altun B., Usalan C., Ulusoy S., Erdem Y., ...More

NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION, vol.15, no.11, pp.1847-1851, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ndt/15.11.1847
  • Title of Journal : NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.1847-1851

Abstract

Background. Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) of bone is a relatively new technique that appears to assess 'bone quality' in addition to bone mineral density. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic potential of QUS of calcaneum and to correlate it with dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) in chronic haemodialysis patients.