Our bones and joints give us stability and mobility, the freedom to move and the
strength to perform. Bone density test determines if you have osteoporosis , a
disease that causes bones to become more fragile and more likely to break. A
bone density test makes it possible to know your risk of breaking bones before
the fact. It is used to Confirm a diagnosis of osteoporosis as well as
Determining risk of broken bones and monitor osteoporosis treatment . In the
Haghighat imaging center the densitometry study is performed by Hallogic
Explorer Bone density machine and the examines are easy, fast and painless.
Virtually no preparation is needed. The patients lie on a padded platform while
a mechanical arm passes over body. The amount of radiation expose is very low,
much less than the amount emitted during a chest X-ray. The test usually takes
about 10 minutes to complete. Lower spine bones (lumbar vertebrae), The narrow
neck of thighbone (femur), next to hip joint and forearm are studied . The
reports are prepared based on special indexes and parameters .