Computerized Bone Mineralometry (CBM)

Computerized Bone Mineralometry (CBM) is a diagnostic technique that evaluates bone mineralization. This examination uses the penetration of X-rays or ultrasound to express the density of bone mass in T-score or Z-score.

The T-score expresses the difference in number of standard deviations between the patient's individual value and the average value of the healthy reference population. The Z-score expresses the difference between the patient's value and that of a healthy reference population consisting of subjects of the same gender and age. The measurement of bone mass density reveals the state of bone degeneration and gives diagnostic indications on the evolution of osteoporosis.

Moreover, CBM can be used to identify stress injuries and in case of suspicion of bone rarefaction, abnormal calcification, marked dorso-lumbar scoliosis, degenerative arthrosis of the spine or fracture.

There are no particular contraindications, but it is not recommended in case of pregnancy.