BONE DENSITY SCAN
A bone density test is used to detect decreases in bone mass associated with osteoporosis. You may be at risk for osteoporosis if you have the following characteristics:
WHO SHOULD HAVE BONE DENSITY TESTING?
Individuals who have:
A BONE DENSITY TEST
A BONE DENSITY TEST is a simple, painless, non-invasive test that uses low levels of radiation to scan the bones in your wrists and hips. The bone density is plotted on a graph so your bones can be compared to the peak bone mass. If a woman does not take hormone replacement therapy at menopause she should be screened for osteoporosis.