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I have osteoporosis and a copy of the X-ray and report. What's a z-score?
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Dr. Robert Cabry
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Your age group
The z score compares you to someone your age.
T score compares you to a 25yo. If your z score is lower than a -1.5, you are at risk for secondary caues of bone loss such as thyroid dis.

In brief: Your age group
The z score compares you to someone your age.
T score compares you to a 25yo. If your z score is lower than a -1.5, you are at risk for secondary caues of bone loss such as thyroid dis.
Dr. Robert Cabry
Dr. Robert Cabry
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not as useful
As a t score.
The z score is the how your bone density compares to someone else your age. It is given in a percent. The more important number is the t score which is a patient's bone density compared to a normal female bone density. This means more as we can see how much bone loss has occurred and make a decision if osteoporosis is present. The t score is also given as percent.

In brief: Not as useful
As a t score.
The z score is the how your bone density compares to someone else your age. It is given in a percent. The more important number is the t score which is a patient's bone density compared to a normal female bone density. This means more as we can see how much bone loss has occurred and make a decision if osteoporosis is present. The t score is also given as percent.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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