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OSTEOSOUND Helps Healthcare Providers Support the Healthy Choices of Their Patients.

OSTEOSOUND provides a unique solution by offering Echolight R.E.M.S. scans to a demographic that may not yet be able to access DEXA scans. This can provide an earlier baseline of the patient's bone health status. Routine screening with Echolight R.E.M.S. scans may detect early onset osteopenia or osteoporosis in patients believed to be at low risk. In addition, OSTEOSOUND can help overcome the challenges retirement homes and long-term care face in helping their residents access bone health analyses.

Do my patients need                            R.E.M.S. scans?


Peak bone density is reached in the late 20s, and may begin to decline as early as the 30s and 40s. The following factors may further weaken bones:

  • Perimenopause (mid-40 to mid-50 years of age)

  • Cancer treatments

  • Chronic liver, kidney and/or thyroid disease

  • Consuming large amounts of caffeinated or carbonated beverages

  • Diabetes

  • Dairy-free diets without calcium from other food sources

  • Early menopause (before the age of 45, either naturally or surgically)

  • Family history of osteoporosis and/or hip fracture

  • Heavy drinker

  • Low testosterone (men)

  • Low body weight or small stature

  • Malabsorption or Digestive system disorders, such as I.B.S., Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease

  • Menopause

  • No periods for 6+ months

  • Past or present eating disorder

  • Pregnancy

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Smoker

  • Sedentary lifestyle

  • Some medications such as proton pump inhibitors

  • Taking steroid medication

  • Thyroid issues and/or disease

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OSTEOSOUND's mobile R.E.M.S. scans may be performed on individuals as young as 21. Assessing bone health early provides an opportunity for individuals to monitor and improve their bone health, thereby decreasing the risk of osteoporotic fractures later in life.

Understanding the Differences Between R.E.M.S. Technology and DEXA Scans.

R.E.M.S. vs. DEXA

DEXA has been considered the standard for determining bone health for years. However, there are some limitations to this method:

  • R.E.M.S. is significantly more sensitive than DEXA at detecting small changes in bone density. This may allow shorter time intervals for follow-up studies when assessing response to treatment

  • DEXA is non-mobile; patients must travel to the machine's location for the scan

  • Consistent use of the same machine for subsequent scans is required for greater accuracy

  • Degenerative changes may cause errors in bone density measurements

  • Patients need to remain still and lie flat for an extended period of time during the scan

  • A doctor's referral is necessary for the test

  • The scan only assesses bone mineral density and does provide a fragility score

  • The test is only available to patients 65 and over or those with a family history of osteoporosis or other risk factors

  • Timely results are not always guaranteed

  • DEXA is less sensitive to small changes in bone density

R.E.M.S. technology was introduced by Echolight S.p.A. in Italy in 2010. It has been widely used in Europe since then. It provides fast, accurate results without ionizing radiation.

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Benefits of the Echolight R.E.M.S. Scan 

  • No ionizing radiation

  • Uses low-frequency ultrasound and radiofrequency waves

  • Mobile machines can be brought to nursing homes and community clinics

  • Patients can be tested on different machines each time

  • R.E.M.S. is 5x more sensitive for the Smallest Detectable Difference (SDD)

  • R.E.M.S. is fast; the entire exam takes approximately takes 10 minutes

  • No need to lay flat

  • No referral is needed

  • Assesses bone mineral density and bone micro-architecture (fragility score)

  • Calculates 5-year fracture risk using BMD and fragility score

  • Available for patients as young as 21 years old

  • Immediate result delivery after the scan

How to set up a mobile



scan clinic

OSTEOSOUND coordinates mobile R.E.M.S. scan clinics across the country. If you would like to bring this innovative technology to your community, OSTEOSOUND can come to you.

Here’s how it works:

Tell Us About Yourself!

Getting the word out is EASY!

R.E.M.S. Bone Scan Day!

Our online application form is quick and easy to complete. Simply provide us with your name and best contact number, location (address and description of the site), and preferred date(s) for hosting.

We provide all the marketing materials and information needed to make your R.E.M.S. scan clinic a success. OSTEOSOUND provides an online booking tool so your patients can select a time that suits their schedule.

On the day of your mobile clinic, we come to you and set everything up. Our trained professionals will perform the scan for each patient and provide them with a detailed report.

Don't miss this chance to offer your patients the opportunity for early bone health monitoring with our innovative R.E.M.S. scans.


Meet Our Founder
Megan Buhrmester

OSTEOSOUND was founded by Megan Buhrmester; a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) with over 25 years of experience in the healthcare field.  


Megan was introduced to Echolight’s innovative R.E.M.S. technology and immediately knew that it had the potential to enhance the current landscape of bone health analysis.  


Bone health is not discussed as early or as often as it should be. OSTEOSOUND is on a mission to direct not only healthcare providers toward new conversations about bone health but, also communities as a collective. We aim to support those who wish to take a preventative approach to attain knowledge about their bone health. 


OSTEOSOUND continues to partner with like-minded individuals who are passionate about preventative health advocacy. We are dedicated to the pursuit of providing safe, convenient access to R.E.M.S. scans.

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