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How do they test for low bone density?

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Dr. Frederick Singer
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Bone densitometer

An instrument called a bone densitometer is utilizes a very small dose of radiation to measure bone density in the spine, hip and forearm.

In brief: Bone densitometer

An instrument called a bone densitometer is utilizes a very small dose of radiation to measure bone density in the spine, hip and forearm.
Dr. Frederick Singer
Dr. Frederick Singer
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: DEXA scan

Your md can order.

In brief: DEXA scan

Your md can order.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology

In brief: DXA

The standard imaging modality to assess your bone density is the dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry or dxa (formerly known as dexa).
Do not confuse it with bone scan however. Women over the age of 65 should get a dxa scan (or sooner if risk factors are present).

In brief: DXA

The standard imaging modality to assess your bone density is the dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry or dxa (formerly known as dexa).
Do not confuse it with bone scan however. Women over the age of 65 should get a dxa scan (or sooner if risk factors are present).
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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