About Bone Density

  • What is Bone Density Testing?

    A bone density test—also referred to as a DXA scan or a bone mineral density (BMD) test—is the current way to diagnose osteoporosis. The test measures the QUANTITY of bone…

  • Bone is a living tissue that changes over the course of a lifetime. They are continually changing through an elegant process called remodeling, where new bone cells replace older or…

  • In 1994, the World Health Organization (WHO) reviewed the worldwide data on bone density testing and fracture risk. Prior to this publication, many bone density testing centers reported results by…

  • Insurance Coverage for DXA Tests

    Medicare coverage Medicare will pay for a bone density test (DXA) as part of preventive screening every two years for women 65 or older and men 70 or older. Many…

  • Understanding Bone Density Results

    The T-score on your bone density report shows how much your bone mass differs from the bone mass of an average healthy 30 year old adult. A bone density test…

  • How Often Should I Get Tested?

    How frequently you should have a bone density test depends on a number of factors such as your age, your bone density results and whether you are taking an osteoporosis…