Bone Density testing is a painless and quick procedure used to measure bone density loss or growth. The results are accurate, meaningful and invaluable in evaluation and treatment of osteoporosis - a disease that causes bones to be more fragile and likely to break.
The test uses X-rays to measure how many grams of calcium and other bone minerals are present. The bones that are most commonly tested are in the spine, hip and forearm.
Bone density testing is used to:
The higher your bone mineral content, the denser your bones, and the denser your bones, the stronger and less likely they are to break.