Quality Assurance & Precision Studies

To maintain high standards of bone densitometry acquisition and to ensure the accuracy of follow-up test results, stringent quality control tests are performed to monitor the performance of each densitometer.

In addition, short-term precisions studies are undertaken by each technologist to determine the precision error at each centre and within the entire practice of Osteoporosis Solutions.

These short term precision studies have determined that a 3% change in bone mass at either the total hip site or at the lumbar spine can be considered to be a significant change in bone mass.