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Bone Density For High risk patients- Tests are only allowed at intervals of no less than 12 months. For Low risk patients- After initial test, the 2nd test can only done 36 months later. Third & subsequent tests are only allowed at 60 month intervals .
Special Features of our facility: As one of the most comprehensive bone density centres , we are able to do the following types of bone density tests : Preparations: What does Bone Density Test show : To measure the density of bone and thus to assess the fracture risk.
Bone Density is categorized in to- Normal, Osteopenia(low bone mass), Osteoporosis.
Fracture risk is categorized as- Low, Moderate, High.
What is involved : This is a simple test and takes about 10 Mins. You will be lying comfortably on the table on a mattress pad . Common areas for testing are lower spine and one of the hips. The test is very safe and uses extremely low radiation . OHIP Restrictions for bone density tests: Indications for Bone Density Testing : (as published by Osteoporosis Canada)
postmenopausal, or following oopherectomy or hysterectomy).
vitamin D deficiency, endometriosis, acromegaly, and multiple myeloma.
Contraindications for bone density testing: 1. Recent barium introduced procedures or radionuclide studies with in last one week should wait at least one week before having this procedure (due to its impact on spine measurements). 2. If the patient is pregnant, or suspects possible pregnancy, the potential risks to the fetus and clinical benefits of the procedure are to be considered before proceeding with the study. Factors that can reduce your bone density (only some listed here) : Age over 50 for women, age over 65 for men, early menopause, certain medications, use of steroids, thyroid disease, family history, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, bowel disease , smoking , excessive alcohol intake, chemo or radiation therapy, low weight, fragility fractures after age 40 , low calcium intake etc. Factors that can help maintain bone density: Calcium, vitamin D, regular weight bearing exercise, minimising of bone diminishing habits, bone active therapy etc. You should consult your doctor as to the best treatment for you.
For High risk patients- Tests are only allowed at intervals of no less than 12 months. For Low risk patients- After initial test, the 2nd test can only done 36 months later. Third & subsequent tests are only allowed at 60 month intervals .