Bone Densitometry

Bone Densitometry testing is done with the use of specialized equipment that passes a low dose X-Ray through the bones being examined. The results of this test are used to identify bone loss and measure bone mineral density.

Bone Densitometry is used to:

  • Diagnose estrogen deficiency in women at clinical risk for osteoporosis
  • Find evidence of vertebral abnormalities
  • Monitor long term steroid use
  • Monitor patients with primary hyperparathyroidism
  • Monitoring to assess response to approved drug therapies for osteoporosis
  • Diagnose a fracture after only mild trauma.
  • Monitor patients that have type 1 diabetes, liver disease, kidney disease or a family history of osteoporosis.
  • Monitor people with Gorhams vanishing bone disease/Lymphangiomatosis

 

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