Category: Bone Density Scan

When to have a Bone Density Test to Detect Osteoporosis

DEXA Screening

A bone scan is the only way to diagnose osteoporosis before a broken bone happens. A bone density test, or DEXA scan, may be done on your hip or spine to estimate your bone density and determine if treatment is necessary.

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Reasons for Getting a Bone Density Scan

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Bone density scans evaluate the health and strength of your bones. Typically, results are reported as a “T score,” which would be the bone density of a younger woman, or a “Z score”, which means your bone density is comparable to people of the same age. A number is then associated with the score. The more negative the number, the greater the bone loss.

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