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Bone densitometry intern: 4963-8888 interno 5147/5148

Bone density

Osteoporosis is the most common bone metabolism disorder. It is characterized by a decrease in the amount and structure of bone tissue that results in a loss of bone strength and an increased susceptibility to fractures. Bone densitometry is a method to determine the amount of bone mineral or mineral density in the bones. Still the method of first-line in the study of osteoporosis.

It is a simple, effective, fast, non-invasive and painless exam that uses a very low dose of radiation.

Studies carried out by this department

  • Anteroposterior and lateral Lumbar spine bone mineral density
  • Femoral neck and complete hip bone mineral density
  • Forearm bone mineral density
  • Total body bone mineral density
  • Total body composition (Fat, lean tissue, CMO and total mass)
  • Anteroposterior and lateral lumbar spine Morphometry
  • Analysis of periprosthetic bones

Getting ready for an exam

Exams do not require prior preparation. It is suggested bringing any densitometry scan undertaken in the past.

Equipment used by this sector

The service has incorporated a last generation 'Lunar Prodigy Advance DXA System' densitometer . More information.