osteoporosis diagram

Bone Mineral Density Scan

Bone mineral density scan is an important test to screen for osteoporosis. Patients with osteoporosis tend to develop fractures more easily and this is especially important among the elderly as it could lead to further complications. Bones that easily break include vertebrae in the spine, the bones of the forearm and the hip; as a result, early detection of osteoporosis with proper treatment is essential.