Bone Density Mesurament (Bone Densitomer)
Bone density measurement (bone densitometer) is one of the medical imaging methods used especially in the diagnosis of diseases such as bone loss.
The purpose of the test is to determine the density of the bones, that is, the amount of mineral. Mineral deficiency or loss of minerals in the bones can cause many diseases. One of these diseases is bone loss.
Bone loss is a disease that affects many people, especially women and men over the age of 50. Detecting bone loss as early as possible is important in treatment.
The melting of bones increases the risk of adverse conditions such as fractures and cracks. For this reason, it is important to determine bone loss early and take necessary precautions.
Bone measurement allows the diagnosis of osteoporosis by using a very small amount of X-rays. Osteoporosis is a disease that gradually weakens the bones and causes bone fragility. Causes spine, wrist and hip fractures.
The weakening of the bones is sometimes due to aging and sometimes to other risk factors. Osteoporosis can also be described as a “silent disease”. This is because bone loss does not give any symptoms until a significant amount of bone mass is lost.
With bone measurement screening, early bone tissue loss can be detected. In this way, Doctors slow down bone loss with the right drugs without losing most of the bone tissue and even make it possible to stop it. Images of the lower spine and hip are the most commonly used images in osteoporosis screening.
In which cases is bone density measurement recommended?
Family history of osteoporosis
History of diabetes
Frequent bone fractures
Those who show excessive collagen increases in urine examinations and undergo high-dose bone content changes