Updated 09 July 2014

How do doctors diagnose osteoporosis?

This condition is diagnosed by measuring bone mineral density.

This condition is diagnosed by measuring bone mineral density. This is done by using one of the following means: Conventional X-rays, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) – this test is the most frequently used method of diagnosing osteoporosis, quantitative computed tomography (QCT), measurement of the peripheral skeleton away from the spine, and quantitative ulstrasound.

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