Bone Densitometry is an X-Ray procedure that measures bone loss due to bone disease. Bone Densitometry measurement is simple, safe, noninvasive, and painless. Bone Densitometry is most often used to diagnose Osteoporosis, the loss of bone mass. Bone Densitometry determines bone mineral density (BMD) for the area measured and compare that result with the average BMD of a young adult with the same sex and race at their peak BMD.
With the use of Vertebral Fracture Assessment Software the Bone Density Scan can access the stability of any spine fractures related to loss of bone mass. This information will help your doctor determine if there is a need to take certain steps in protecting bone health.