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Posted by Manhattan Primary Care (Midtown Manhattan) on 08/20/2019 in Other

Bone Density


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Osteoporosis is a disorder where bones are more fragile and likely to break. Our doctors in New York City recommend a bone density test to determine if you have osteoporosis. Previously, physicians would only suspect osteoporosis if you had already broken a bone by which time your bones could be quite fragile. A bone density test is a way to calculate your risk of breaking bones more accurately.

One effective test is called a dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry or DXA scan. It uses x-rays to measure the amount of bone minerals and calcium in a specific segment of bone.

The bones most often tested are:

  • Hip
  • Spine
  • Forearm

Another method is to use quantitative computed tomography, but this uses higher levels of radiation than other tests.

A third test uses ultrasound and is typically used to test the heel of your foot and can detect the early signs of osteoporosis. Bones that have higher mineral content are denser and tend to be stronger.

A bone density scan in NYC is different from other bone scans where an injection is required beforehand, and which are usually used to detect:

  • Infections
  • Cancer
  • Fractures
  • Other abnormalities

Additionally, the best doctor internist Dr. Fathollahi and our team of New York primary care doctors may suggest blood or urine tests to see if there is another disease that could be causing bone loss.

Manhattan Primary Care
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New York, NY 10010
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