The Why & When of DXA

Should you wait until age 65 for your first bone density screening?

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In the world of bone density screening, guidelines from the U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) are the gold standard for the why and when of conducting a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). The painless, non-invasive bone measurement test is a relied upon tool for predicting the short-term risk for osteoporotic fractures in women and men, particularly those of the hip and lumbar spine.
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