What is Bone Density Scan?

Category: Procedures

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A bone density scan allows for the early detection of osteoporosis and bone loss. Special X-rays to measure how many grams of calcium and other bone minerals, collectively known as bone mineral content, are packed into a segment of bone. The higher the mineral content, the denser the bone.

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2 patient evaluations for Bone Density Scan

leprechan
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leprechan
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: b
I have:
Parkinson's

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May 9, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Osteoporosis: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I have osteoporosis and this intervention merely monitors it. It is not a treatment.

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PortLee
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PortLee
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

See PortLee's full Bone Density Scan history

Jan 23, 2009 (Started )

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: It is a simple x=ray and has no pain attached.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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