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Bone Density Tests Directory

Bone density tests (bone mineral density tests) examine your bone strength and are used to help diagnose osteoporosis. All women 65 and over, those with osteoporosis risk factors, and all postmenopausal women with fractures should be tested. Types of bone density tests include DEXA, QCT, SXA, and more. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how and why bone density tests are done and what they can diagnose.

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