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
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 »
A fascinating study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism has found a strong correlation between reduced Bone... Read more »
On October 20, 2011 join us in a world-wide social media event to support osteoporosis. Social media is bringing a bone health message to... Read more »
February is American Heart Month so it's a good time to look through the causes, prevention and cure for those of us with coronary... Read more »
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