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Bone Mineral Density Test

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Who should have a BMD test done?

  • Women in the age group of 65 and above.
  • Men in the age group of 70 and above.
  • Women below 65 years who have touched the menopause stage and have a risk for osteoporosis
  • Determine whether a patient is a good candidate for a procedure such as angioplasty.
  • Individuals who fracture a bone postage 50 or have undergone a height loss of one and a half inches.
  • Individuals above 50 years taking drugs associated with bone loss or low bone mass.

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Please review the document for instructions on “How to prepare” for your upcoming test.

Avoid taking any vitamin or calcium supplements 24 hours prior to your bone density test. If you have had a barium study or a nuclear medicine injection within the past 14 days of your BMD appointment, please inform the front desk. In this case, your test would have to be rescheduled.

Frequently asked Questions

Adequate BMD is crucial for maintaining strong bones, reducing the risk of fractures, and supporting overall skeletal health.

BMD is typically measured using a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan, which provides a T-score comparing bone density to that of a young adult.

Factors such as genetics, age, sex, hormonal levels, nutrition, physical activity, and certain medications can affect BMD.
Monitoring usually begins around age 50 for women and age 70 for men, although it may start earlier if risk factors are present.

Low BMD increases the risk of osteoporosis and fractures, which can lead to pain, disability, and reduced quality of life.

Yes, certain medications (such as steroids) and medical conditions (like hyperparathyroidism or hyperthyroidism) can influence bone density, potentially affecting test results.
The test typically takes about 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the specific areas being scanned.
While a BMD test is an important tool for assessing fracture risk, it’s just one component. Other factors such as age, history of fractures, and overall health also contribute to fracture risk.
Yes, bone density can change due to factors like aging, hormonal changes, medication use, and lifestyle modifications, so regular monitoring is often recommended.
  • Yes, maintaining a balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, engaging in weight-bearing exercise, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can positively influence bone density.

Typically, no special preparation is needed. Patients may be asked to avoid taking calcium supplements on the day of the test.