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What are the methods of measuring bone density?

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine

In brief: DXA

They employ a dual-energy absorptiometry, or dxa also referred to as dexa scan using very little radiation.
You get a ty score and the lower your score, the weaker your bones are and the risk for fracture is greater.

In brief: DXA

They employ a dual-energy absorptiometry, or dxa also referred to as dexa scan using very little radiation.
You get a ty score and the lower your score, the weaker your bones are and the risk for fracture is greater.
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: DEXA scan, spine&hip

Primary care doctors usually measure bone density with a dexa (dxa) scan, which is an x-ray study that takes measurements from a person's spine and femur (hip bone).
Calculations and results are sent to the doctor. A patient returns to his or her doctor to discuss the meaning of the results which depend on gender, age, body type (big-boned vs. Petite), other medical conditions, medications, etc...

In brief: DEXA scan, spine&hip

Primary care doctors usually measure bone density with a dexa (dxa) scan, which is an x-ray study that takes measurements from a person's spine and femur (hip bone).
Calculations and results are sent to the doctor. A patient returns to his or her doctor to discuss the meaning of the results which depend on gender, age, body type (big-boned vs. Petite), other medical conditions, medications, etc...
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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