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Bone Density Lab

PFbonedensityBONE DENSITY TESTING

A bone density test is a special X-ray that screens for osteoporosis and thinning of the bones.  It measures how much calcium and other bone minerals are present.

 Bones density testing is recommended for women who are:

Post-menopausal

Over age 65

Between 50 and 65 who are thin or who are smokers

Taking steroids

Have had a bone fracture

Bone density testing can be done at a radiology facility, in a pharmacy or in a doctor’s office.  The X-ray is usually taken of your lower spine, hip, and/or forearm.  The test is non-invasive and does not hurt.  You will receive the results from your doctor in a few days.

 

For more information you can visit the International Society for Clinical Densitometry at http://www.iscd.org/.

 

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