Bone Density Tests Directory
Bone density tests (also called bone mineral density tests) check 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 a broken bone should be tested. Types of bone density tests include DEXA (or DXA), 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.
Learn About Bone Densitometry
WebMD looks at bone densitometry scans, a type of test that can detect problems such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis and Bone Density Tests
Learn more about bone density tests and how these scans can help your doctor assess your bone health and determine if you have osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis and Bone Density Scans
How is bone mineral density measured? Learn more about DXA, also called DEXA, a common test used to diagnose osteoporosis.
Bone Mineral Testing During Menopause
WebMD looks at the importance of bone mineral density testing during menopause to check for osteoporosis.
Bone Density Scans and Bone Health Screenings
When should you get a bone density scan, and why?
Bone Density Tests: A Clue to Your Future
DEXA bone density scans: Will you glide into your golden years or live out a fractured fairy tale?
5 Lifestyle Steps for Bone Health
Maximize bone health and reduce the effects of osteoporosis with these simple steps. Start today.
Osteoporosis: Advances in Bone Health
Advances in research are shedding new light on osteoporosis, which may affect up to half of all Americans over age 50 by the year 2020.
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Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Osteoporosis
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Slideshow: Super Foods for Your Bones
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