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 bone scan?
What is a Bone Density Test?
A bone density test is an examination by either special x-rays or ultrasound to determine how much bone mineral content (calcium and other minerals) is present in any section of bone. The higher the mineral content, the denser the bone. This is one of the ways to determine the risk of fracture.