Bone Boot Camp Podcast with Echolight Medical a new technology for bone scans

Although the Echolight technology has been around for over 10 years, Sarah only heard about it in the last 6 months when Echolight S.p.a. Opened a US office.

When Sarah heard about the first clinically available method for the direct non-ionizing(no radiation) measurement of lumbar and femoral bone mineral density (BMD) she knew there was an amazing new opportunity for preventative action and reliable decision making.

The device, EchoS, utilizes proprietary R.E.M.S. (Radiofrequency Echographic Multi Spectrometry) technology to scan the lumbar vertebrae and proximal femur. The EchoS rapidly generates a medical report that includes BMD, T-score and Z-score. In addition, the system automatically assesses the quality of bone micro architecture, independent of BMD, and provides a five-year probability of a major osteoporosis fracture.  

 I invited 3 women and myself each from a different decade to receive a scan at my home studio.  All 4 of us are physically active women.  I invite you to turn on your curiosity and see how the day went.  As a final note, we will be doing another podcast with non exercisers across 4 decades as well.


  1. Lisa Larson
    January 28, 2023 at 12:25 am

    Hi Sarah.
    It seemed that the echolight results from you yourself got cut off I think on the pod cast.. I am 61. 5 0″ 100 lbs. Dexa gave me a T -4 last week. Crying. Is the dexa even accurate for small bones ? I would love to see/know better your both scan scores. Yikes. Help ! We need to be a small woman’s club organizer ! Lol. Thx Lisa larson

    • Sarah PURCELL
      January 31, 2023 at 1:21 am

      Hi Lisa, I think it is a great idea to collect all the data you can in order to understand your bone density and quality. But there is also the issue of fracture risk. And score do not equal fracture risk. How is your balance? Are your strong or frail? So much to consider.

    • Sarah PURCELL
      January 31, 2023 at 1:23 am

      Susan Ott at University of Washington addresses this issue of small females. Google her!

    • Carla
      March 30, 2024 at 6:13 pm

      Hi, I’m wondering what you found out. I’m in a similar situation about 5 foot, 100 pounds. It seems like I should have less dense bones and does a -4 T score for someone our size mean the same as someone who is 5’4″ , 170 pounds–average size for US woman?

  2. Lisa Larson
    January 28, 2023 at 2:52 pm

    Hi sarah ! Real curious what you think about this newer article out of Britain. Some europe countries are now removing the dexa scan I heard… not sure. But why are we comparing all bones to one woman . Why are we not dexa-ing at 35 for our own baseline…apples to apples,?. Do you think big big money was made with the 65 age bomb drop for drug sales… creating terror and over diagnosing. Small bones have less bone and bigger holes… and I right in this ? Real curious.

    • Sarah PURCELL
      February 23, 2023 at 10:35 pm

      Hi Lisa, I do know that the Echolight REMs scan is gaining traction in Europe. I have heard that it is a matter of cost in regards to having one’s own reference DEXA. But I will suggest it as a good idea for my grandaughter to pay out of pocket for one.

  3. Barbara McPherson
    May 1, 2023 at 10:58 pm

    Where can I get a REMs Echoelight scan near Colorado Springs? Thanks

      • Kim
        May 8, 2024 at 6:13 pm

        There has been no replies from that email, nor from their webpage contact form. And no one answers their phone number.

        Wonder if they closed the NY offices???

    • Kim
      April 10, 2024 at 1:09 am

      Did you find an Echolight scanner in Colorado? I live in the mountains and will go anywhere to get one.

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