What is Bone Quality and how does it Impact Bone Strength?

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments
What is Bone Quality and how does it Impact Bone Strength?

What is Bone Quality and how does it Impact Bone Strength? In our prior posts we discussed the importance of bone fragility and the tremendous burden this problem represents for patients and society. We also touched on the DXA scanner; what it can and cannot tell us about skeletal health. In this post we discuss […]

The DXA Scan – Uses and Limitations

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments
The DXA Scan – Uses and Limitations

The DXA scanner has become a familiar feature of modern health screening. Most women over 50 have had a DXA scan to assess their bone mineral density or BMD, as have many older men. Using epidemiologically based statistics; this measure can give an estimate of a person’s relative risk for fracture. This post is intended […]

Bone Fragility and Why it Matters

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Bone Fragility and Why it Matters

Most people of a certain age come to understand the importance of good bone health. Beyond instructing our children to “drink your milk”, we have watched our relatives and loved ones suffer fractures of the hip, spine and wrist, from seemingly modest falls, or even from no fall at all.   We understand the pain and […]

What is OsteoProbe® RUO?

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What is OsteoProbe® RUO?

  What is OsteoProbe® RPI? Currently called OsteoProbe RUO (research use only), this handheld Reference Point Indenter is used by top medical researchers around the world to include BMSi, a measure of bone material quality, in their research.  Unlike X-rays that measure bone mineral density, and unlike CT that measures bone structure, OsteoProbe® RUO measures […]

What is BioDent™ RPI?

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What is BioDent™ RPI?

  What is BioDent™ RPI? BioDent™ RPI is a bench-top Reference Point Indentation platform that enables scientists to easily measure the quality of bones and tissues.  The in vitro (laboratory) and in vivo (living being) testing modes set BioDent™ RPI apart from other instruments, enabling the acquisition of previously unobtainable data with clinical relevance – […]