The Trabecular Bone Score (TBS) is a way to help determine bone quality. Bone density testing is an important piece of the bone health picture, but not the whole story. Bone quality helps explain why some people can have the same exact bone density, while one person fractures easily, and the other does not.
If bone quality is poor, there is less flexibility in the bones to withstand impact. Bone quality can be assessed by software (TBS) that a bone density facility can purchase. Not all facilities have this software. It is a critical piece of information to have about your bone health. Dr. Lani will interview the researcher that developed the TBS software, Dr. Didier Hans. They will discuss bone density testing, with a special focus on the TBS score.