Assessment of the state and predisposition to osteoporosis and osteopenia.
Quantitative bone ultrasound is a diagnostic technique that is based on the transmission of high-frequency ultrasound waves, through the mineralised component of the bone. It is performed at heel level, where the structural organisation reflects the systemic bone metabolism, thus reflecting the situation seen at hip level.

An indication of bone strength is therefore provided, which allows for the patient’s predisposition to the risk of osteoporotic fracture to be established.

This method is used in the study of qualitative and quantitative skeletal changes caused by menopause, ageing and other osteopenic conditions.


• Z-score

• T-score

• T-ratio

• Z-ratio