What is a bone density test?
A bone density test is used to measure the density of your bones, using X-rays to measure the calcium and other bone minerals within a section of bone. It is different to a bone scan, which is used to detect fractures, cancer, infections and other bone abnormalities. Unlike a bone scan, which usually requires an injection, a bone density test is easy, quick and pain-free.

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If you’ve been asked to have a bone density test, here’s everything you need to know.

Bone density tests are commonly used to determine if someone has osteoporosis – a disease that weakens bones, causing them to become thinner and more brittle. This means they’re more likely to break or fracture.It’s helpful to detect osteoporosis early on to establish whether your bone density has decreased, […]

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