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
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 »
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 »
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 »
Bone density scanning, also called dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA or DEXA) or bone densitometry, is the most widely used method to... 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 »