Bone densitometry is a painless, non-invasive test used to detect signs of bone weakening and diagnose osteoporosis. It utilizes low levels of radiation to measure bone mineral density in a particular area of the bones. This information helps the patient’s physician determine if treatment is required to protect or improve bone density and possibly reduce the risk of fracture.
If a patient's referring physician requests it, a vertebral fracture assessment can be done at the same time. The additional test takes only a few minutes longer than a conventional bone densitometry exam and can indicate if the patient has asymptomatic vertebral fractures.
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