Bone Density Testing

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A bone mineral density (BMD) test can help your health care provider confirm a diagnosis of osteoporosis. The test can help in several ways:

  • BMD testing is one of the most accurate ways to assess your bone health.
  • When repeated over time, it can be used to monitor your rate of bone loss.
  • It can detect osteoporosis at its earliest stage, so treatment can begin sooner.
  • If you are being treated for osteoporosis, BMD testing can help your health care provider monitor your response to the treatment