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What is Bone Densitometry?

Bone densitometry is a technique that measures bone density. Usually, it is used to detect osteoporosis.


What is Osteoporosis?

It is a type of bone disease where bones become thin and thick due to the lack of calcium and other minerals. Usually, it attacks women after menopause and become worse after the age of 65, often resulting in serious fractures. These fractures may result in disability and could affect longevity as well.


The Technique Bone density scaning depends on a technology called the Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry or DEXA for short. It takes pictures of the bones in the spine, hip, and wrist, and calculates their density. The DEXA bone scan exposes the patient to only a small amount of radiation, which is about one-fiftieth that of a chest x ray.




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