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What is Hologic Discovery?

What is Hologic Discovery?

The Hologic Discovery DXA system enables you to identify patients at risk for osteoporosis and other debilitating conditions. The Discovery DXA system features bone densitometry technology that allows clinicians to assess bone health in patients who may be at risk.

Who makes DEXA?

The 4 different DEXA scan manufacturers are MEDILINK, Norland, GE-Lunar, and Hologic.

Is a DEXA scan a bone density test?

What is a bone density scan? A bone density scan, also known as a DEXA scan, is a type of low-dose x-ray test that measures calcium and other minerals in your bones. The measurement helps show the strength and thickness (known as bone density or mass) of your bones.

What is DXA bone density axial?

A DEXA scan is a type of medical imaging test. It uses very low levels of x-rays to measure how dense your bones are. DEXA stands for “dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry.” Medical experts consider DEXA scans to be the most useful, easy, and inexpensive test for helping to diagnose osteoporosis.

Can you wear jewelry during a bone density test?

Objects such as keys or wallets that would be in the area being scanned should be removed. You may need to remove some clothing and/or change into a gown for the exam. Remove jewelry, removable dental appliances, eyeglasses, and any metal objects or clothing that might interfere with the x-ray images.

What does a bone density test measure?

A bone density test is used to measure bone mineral content and density. It may be done using X-rays, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA or DXA), or a special CT scan that uses computer software to determine bone density of the hip or spine.

What is a bad t score for osteoporosis?

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T-score Bone density
–2.5 or less Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is defined as a BMD 2.5 or more SD below the mean of normal young women. The lower the bone density, the greater the risk of fracture.

Can you wear deodorant to a bone density test?

Wear loose and comfortable clothing with no metal. Remove any jewelry or other objects that may interfere with the study. Patients should not wear any deodorant, powder, or perfume the day of the exam.