BMD test; Bone density test; Bone densitometry; DEXA scan; DXA; Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry; p-DEXA
BMD testing involves exposure to a low level of radiation. Most experts feel that the risk is very low compared with the benefits of identifying osteoporosis before you break a bone.
Simple bone density scans using portable machines may be available as part of health fairs or screenings. These portable scanners may check the density of...Read more
What is a Bone Density Test? How does the doctor choose where to scan you (wrist, ankle, hip)? What is the difference between this and a... Read more »
Currently the best available evaluation of one's bone density is performed with a DXA scan. This is a radiological study that uses minimal... Read more »
That is essentially the question investigated in the Aug. 8 issue of JAMA, which evaluates whether it is cost-effective for men to receive... Read more »
What do badminton players, basketball players, weight lifters, long-distance runners, and hockey players all have in common? Any of them can develop... Read more »