Medical Imaging: Bone Mineral Density (BMD) Testing

Bone Mineral Density (BMD) Testing

Bone mineral density testing is done to:

  • Measure potential bone loss in a person who has risk factors for osteoporosis, a disease characterized by low bone mass leading to fragile bones  
  • Help the physician and patient determine the risk of future fractures  
  • Determine the need for medical treatment or monitor the success of current treatment


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