Bindex is a portable pulse‑echo ultrasound device used to help make decisions on the investigation and treatment of osteoporosis.
Its intended use is alongside current algorithmic fracture risk assessment tools (FRAX or QFracture). If these suggest an intermediate or high risk of osteoporosis fracture, Bindex could be used to determine whether referral for DXA scan is needed (in the case of confirmed intermediate risk) or not (if low risk). Treatment could be considered for those at high fracture risk or high risk for osteoporosis as measured with Bindex.
NICE page: https://www.nice.org.uk/advice/mib106