BoneScore® for Patients
BoneScore® goes beyond bone density and offers a brand-new way to measure bone without radiation. This cutting-edge, FDA-cleared technology measures the softness of bone tissue to help doctors assemble a more comprehensive understanding of bone health.
Density is only 1 part of bone health
Strong, healthy bone requires contributions from three key factors: density, structure, and quality. X-rays are used to estimate bone ‘density’, or the amount of mineral in your bones. However, few tools are available to your doctor for the two other important factors, making it difficult to determine the health of your bones.
When bone density is not enough, think BoneScore®
Most fragility fractures occur in patients with non-osteoporotic bone density. In fact, there are a wide variety of conditions that negatively affect your bone health and can be missed by bone density, such as disease, treatment, lifestyle and aging.
Furthermore, bones can change quickly, yet density is only measured once every few years. Waiting years is too long. Track changes more frequently and inform your doctor with BoneScore®.
Using state-of-the-art technology, BoneScore® microscopically gauges the softness of bone tissue to help doctors better understand the quality of your bones.
Unlock the power of touch.
Physical touch is an important part of medical evaluations. From estimating temperature to investigating swelling, tactile feedback provides unique and useful information to your physician. BoneScore® objectively quantifies how bone feels, providing insight into whether your bone tissue is harder or softer, which is useful to a physician’s overall assessment of your bone health.
A quick procedure with a simple result.
BoneScore® is a brief, straightforward procedure performed at the shin during a routine office exam. For comfort, local anesthetic is used to numb the measurement location. Next, a sterile acupuncture-like Tip slips through your skin to the surface of your bone where your practitioner takes several readings.
After the readings, your BoneScore® will be displayed. Higher scores reflect greater resistance to a microscopic challenge (i.e., harder) and lower scores reflect less resistance (i.e., softer), with most patients scoring between 50-100 on the scale.
Powered by science.
World renowned researchers at top medical institutions in the United States, Europe, and Australia, have published dozens of independent clinical studies using BoneScore® to investigate treatments, interventions, exercise, osteoporosis, and fracture. BoneScore® is FDA cleared and has been approved in Europe for years.