Comparative studies of bone density by quantitative ultrasound (QUS) with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan

  • Alark Devkota Rajouria Bir Hospital, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Mahaboudha, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Madur Dev Bhattarai Bir Hospital, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Mahaboudha, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Manil Ratna Bajracharya Bir Hospital, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Mahaboudha, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Buddha Bahadur Karki Bir Hospital, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Mahaboudha, Kathmandu, Nepal
Keywords: Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry, Osteoporosis, Quantitative ultrasound

Abstract

Background: The aim of the study was to establish the correlation quantitative ultrasound (QUS) between and dual-energy X-ray absorp­tiometry (DEXA) and to assess the ability of QUS as a screening tool for osteoporosis.

Methods: The study was conducted on 115 patients. All the patients underwent QUS of radius using Sunlight MiniOmni bone sonometer and DEXA screening for measurement of bone mineral density (BMD) at lumbar spine, total left & femoral neck and radius.

Results: Significant correlations were observed between QUS and DEXA T score.

Conclusions: QUS is a sensitive screening tool to detect changes in the bone mass and risk of osteoporosis.

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Author Biographies

Alark Devkota Rajouria, Bir Hospital, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Mahaboudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

DM Resident

Madur Dev Bhattarai, Bir Hospital, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Mahaboudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

Professor

Manil Ratna Bajracharya, Bir Hospital, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Mahaboudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

Associate Professor

Buddha Bahadur Karki, Bir Hospital, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Mahaboudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

Associate Professor

Published
2019-03-31
How to Cite
Rajouria, A., Bhattarai, M., Bajracharya, M., & Karki, B. (2019). Comparative studies of bone density by quantitative ultrasound (QUS) with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan. Journal of Chitwan Medical College, 9(1), 8-12. https://doi.org/10.3126/jcmc.v9i1.23776
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Original Research Articles