We're involved in research at the Rush Osteoporosis Center, and we study patients with a variety of medical issues. We study osteoporosis in patients with lupus, for example, and use the bone mineral density machine to determine the risk of developing osteoarthritis in knees. In addition, our bone mineral density machine is used to measure body fat distribution for clinical care and research.
Khan M, Streff L, Harris C, Block J, Jolly M: Bone mineral density in systemic lupus erythematosus. Abstract. Journal of Clinical Densitometry, 2008, 11(3): 457.
Shakoor N, Dua A, Thorp LE, Mikolaitis RA, Wimmer MA, Foucher KC, Fogg LF, Block JA. Asymmetric loading and bone mineral density at the asymptomatic knees of patients with unilateral hip osteoarthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2011 Dec; 63(12):3853-8. doi: 10.1002/art.30626.