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Bone densitometry

Osteoporosis - prevention and diagnosis due to bone densitometry 

Technical-medical procedures used to determine the density of the bone, or the bone mineral content, are termed bone densitometry (osteodensitometry).
 
Osteoporosis is a common bone disease in which the bone mineral content is abnormally reduced. If the bone density is too low, the risk for bone fractures, spinal deformities and pain sharply increases.
 
Bone density decreases for everyone with age. This is a normal process. However, the bone-density decrease in women during menopause is especially rapid. Also through long-term use of specific medications (e.g. cortisone or hormones), the bone density in both men and women can reduce abnormally.
 
Especially if other risk factors exist you should determine your risk of developing osteoporosis with the help of a bone-density test. If the bone density is too low, you can take countermeasures in the early stages and reduce the complications.

Different examination options 

Different investigation methods are used for bone densitometry. The two most recognised methods used to measure bone density are: a special X-ray examination referred to as the DEXA method (Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry), and the quantitative CT densitometry.

More information on bone densitometry 

The examination is offered here 

The bone-density measurement with quantitative CT densitometry is offered at the following locations of radiologicum munich: