Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho.
Figure 1 shows a bone density test of a healthy older woman. The X-ray shows a healthy spine. The bone density is determined by the X-ray. The graph shows the bone density number in the green zone (normal).
Figure 2 shows a bone density test of an older woman who has osteoporosis. The X-ray shows weaker bones. The graph shows the bone density number in the red zone (osteoporosis), placing this woman at much greater risk for broken bones (fractures).
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerCarla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
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