Densitometry: osteoporosis prevention, how to check bone health in 1 minute?

5.11.2022 0

Bone cells are renewed continuously. It takes an average of 7-10 years to completely renew. Over the years, due to metabolic changes, the renewal process slows down, and bones become thinner and more fragile.
Osteoporosis decreases bone density: the plates and tubes that make up the bone become thinner. The disease develops asymptomatically, usually a person suspects it before a fracture. In the later stages of osteoporosis, a fracture can occur even with a slight bump or weight lifting. To prevent this, it is important to undergo regular diagnostics and take preventive or treatment measures. Densitometry, an assessment of bone density, is recommended for women over 50 and men over 55.

The examination determines the risk of developing osteoporosis, assesses the likelihood of fracture and monitors the effectiveness of treatment.

Modern software allows you to graphically build a medical history of an individual patient and clearly demonstrates the progress of treatment.

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How does the examination go?

The examination is performed in a horizontal position for 2-3 minutes. During the procedure, the operator conducting the examination is located next to the patient in the same room

Indications for densitometry:

  • all women after menopause and over 50 years of age;

  • all men over 65 years old;

  • with a height reduction of more than 3 cm;

  • with a sedentary lifestyle;

  • in case of metabolic disorders (in particular, calcium and vitamin D);

  • when taking hormones for more than 3 months (prednisolone or other corticosteroids);

  • in case of abuse of coffee, alcohol, smoking;

  • in cases requiring bone surgery (endoprosthetics, metal osteosynthesis);

  • for further monitoring the condition of the bone around the implant (endoprosthesis).

Densitometry assesses the condition of bones - their mineral density and ability to withstand stress. It is performed in just 1 minute on an ultra-precise X-ray densitometer and requires no preparation.
Regular screening makes it possible to take timely preventive and therapeutic measures and prevent the development of the disease.
📝 You can make an appointment for densitometry by phone: +380 50 371 94 24