bone density testing
Bone Density testing allows physicians at LIMPA to estimate the density of your skeletal system, ultimately reducing your chance of fracture. Testing helps us determine whether a patient has normal bone density, low bone density or osteoporosis. There are two methods of testing; both are non-invasive and painless.
non-invasive & painless
Test of the hip and spine typically use a central DEXA machine to diagnose low bone density. Hip and spine test are the industry standard since these bones are most likely to be fractured in individuals with osteoporosis or low bone density.
Damage to the hip and spine holds the potential to be debilitating and incredibly painful for patients. The density of the hip and spine also reveals the likelihood of future fractures in other bones throughout the body.
The screening test, also known as a Peripheral Test, measures bone density in the lower arm or heel. This test helps identify patients who need further bone density testing.
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At LIMPA, we report bone density test using T-scores. Results reveal whether your bone density is higher or lower than a healthy individual of the same age. A T-score of -2.5 or lower is considered osteoporosis. Our physicians closely analyze results, consulting with each patient after testing to develop an appropriate treatment plan.
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