Calcaneal Quantitative Ultrasound


The calcaneal quantitative ultrasound is used primarily for bone density screening. The Imaging Center of UWS utilizes the Achilles InSight Ultrasonometer to measure ultrasound variables of the calcaneus to provide a clinical measure called the Stiffness Index. The Stiffness Index results are expressed as T-scores to assist physicians in the diagnosis of osteoporosis the same way as the T-scores are obtained by x-ray absorptiometry.