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SAT0214 Os calcis densitometry (pixi) for osteoporosis screening in postmenopausal women
  1. JA Román-Ivorra,
  2. L Abad,
  3. JJ Alegre-Sancho,
  4. C Fernández-Carballido,
  5. S Fernández
  1. Sección de Reumatología, Hospital Universitario Dr. Peset, Valencia, Spain


Objectives To determine t-score values which should be applied for the screening of osteoporosis in postmenoapusal women when using a peripheral os calcis densitometer (PIXI).

Methods Heel bone mineral density (BMD) was measured in 81 postmenopausal women with a PIXI densitometer (LUNAR). Results (t-score values) were classified according to the WHO definition and to the manufacturer recommendations (LUNAR): normal >-0,6; osteopenia from -0,6 to -1,6 and osteoporosis <-1,6. Hip BMD measurements (DEXA) were used as to compare the results.

Abstract SAT0214 Table 1

Conclusion False-negative results for osteoporosis become reduced when t-score classification recommended by the manufacturer are used as cut-off points in heel densitometry. An accurate collection of osteoporosis risk factors can help to identify those patients with hip osteoporosis among patients with heel osteopenia.

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