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Bone Density Test

Also called: Bone Density Scan, Bone Scan

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The bone scan is appropriate....to make sure any prostatic cancer has not metastazed to the bones. This is part of the thorough diagnostic work...
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A bone mineral density test is the typical way of diagnosing osteoporosis and predicting your risk of fractures. It's a kind of X-ray that reveals...
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A Z-score compares your bone density to what is normal for someone your age. While a Z-score alone is not used to diagnose osteoporosis in...
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Most bone scans use a technology called dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. In a DEXA scan, a person lies on a table while a technician aims a scanner...
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DEXA scores are reported as "T-scores" and "Z-scores."The T-score is a comparison of a person's bone density with that of a healthy 30-year-old of...
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First of all, unless you're a woman past menopause or a man older than 50, your risk of fracture is very low. In these groups, even with a T-score...
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When, and how often, you should get a bone density scan depends on your age, risk factors, and whether you’ve already been diagnosed with thinning...
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Medicare and many insurance companies will pay for a bone scan every two years in women with osteoporosis or who are at high risk. Because the...
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Bone density tests (also called bone mineral density tests or bone scans) evaluate the strength of your bones by measuring a small part of one or a...
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According to National Osteoporosis Foundation guidelines, there are several groups of people who should consider bone density testing: All...
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While there is a cost for a bone density test, the information you gain about the health of your bones could save your life. Many health insurance...
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Medicare covers bone density testing for the following individuals aged 65 and older: Estrogen-deficient women at risk for osteoporosis Individuals...
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The American Medical Association and other reputable medical organizations have determined that repeat bone density testing (DXA scans) is not...
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There are several different machines used to measure bone density. "Central" machines measure bone density in the hip, spine, and total...
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