is an imaging evaluation used to help diagnose osteoporosis and assess bone integrity after the use of certain medications or in relation to some medical conditions.
Bone density testing is a short painless outpatient imaging procedure.
When do you need a Bone Density Test?
When you need to identify decreases in bone density before you break a bone. Determine your risk of broken bones (fractures) Confirm a diagnosis of osteoporosis.
Bone density tests are recommended for all women age 65 and older and men age over 70.