Bone Density Studies
The most effective test when screening for osteoporosis, or trying to detect the early onset of the disease, is a bone densiometry scan. Osteoporosis is a condition that causes thinning and weakening of normal bone. When this occurs, a patient with osteoporosis will have a higher risk of a bone fracture due to their inability to adequately support the weight of their body.
Although this test requires special equipment, it is completely safe and exposes patients to a very small amount of radiation.
To learn more about bone density studies, please call Women's Services at (480) 728-7253.
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