A Canadian company is working to design a device called a "mechanical response tissue analyzer" or MRTA that could help diagnose osteoporosis. Today, the best test for this purpose is dual energy x-ray absorptiometry or DXA. The producers say the new machine would measure both bone toughness and elasticity and could be available within five years. Sounds like it could be an interesting way to learn more about our bone health - you can read more about it at http://usstock.jrj.com.cn/news/2007-09-24/000002719179.html.
Published On: October 16, 2007