There is no doubt that DXA bone densitometry has a significant impact on the diagnosis of osteoporosis. While the measurement of BMD is important in the diagnosis of osteoporosis, it has its own limitations. BMD alone cannot identify all patients who are at high risk of bone fracture.
Providing extremely useful additional clinical information as to the microarchitecture of the bone, Trabecular Bone Score (TBS) is the missing link to bone fracture risk prediction. Learn more about how TBS can help predict fracture risk with this article published on Mayo Clinic.