Bone density testing is performed to evaluate bone strength and risk for osteoporosis. The DEXA scan, the most common bone density test, is considered the gold standard in determining bone health. The DEXA test is highly sensitive, comprehensive and very accurate in measuring bone mass.
The DEXA result is called a T-score. This T-score compares the patient’s bone mass with a population of young adult women with normal bone mass. A T-score above -1.0 is considered normal. Any T-score less than -1.0 indicates that the patient should consult with a bone health specialist about the best treatment options for osteoporosis based on personal risk factors.
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