Bone Densitometry

Bone Densitometry is a method that safely determines bone mass loss by measuring radiation absorption by the skeleton.

It's most often used to diagnose osteoporosis, a condition that involves a gradual loss of calcium, causing the bones to become thinner, more fragile, and more likely to break. It is also effective in tracking the effects of treatment for osteoporosis and other conditions that cause bone loss.

How to prepare

Wear loose fitting clothes without buttons, zippers or snaps.

What to expect

You will lie still on a padded table for about 20 minutes while an X-ray arm moves over your body to take images of the lower spine and hips.

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