BONE DENSITY TESTING
A bone density test is a special X-ray that screens for osteoporosis and thinning of the bones. It measures how much calcium and other bone minerals are present.
Bones density testing is recommended for women who are:
- Over age 65
- Between 50 and 65 who are thin or who are smokers
- Taking steroids
- Have had a bone fracture
Bone density testing can be done at a radiology facility, in a pharmacy or in a doctor’s office. The X-ray is usually taken of your lower spine, hip, or forearm. The test is non-invasive and does not hurt. You will receive the results from your doctor in a few days.