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How to determine if your bone density is without using radiation?

Discussion in 'Optimal Labs' started by NDC74, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. NDC74

    NDC74 New Member

    My family doctor recommended that I should go to a medical imaging clinic to check my bone density. She said being a 65 year old, its necessary to check my bone density as a precautionary measure. My question is - is there another way to find out one’s bone density without the risk of radiation? Are there lab tests that can be done to find out about bone density condition?

    Ops... the title is not clear enough. It should be “ How to determine if your bone density is Ok without using radiation?”
     
  2. Katie Durham

    Katie Durham New Member

    One thing to consider is that the bone density tests do not tell you anything about bone quality which may be just as important.
     
  3. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    Jack mentioned this topic recently.
    It is not a Dexa scan that was worth checking.
    Do not remember what it was.
     
  4. NDC74

    NDC74 New Member

    Many thanks, Katie, for the reply. You're right. I think i read an article about that. Thanks again.
     
  5. NDC74

    NDC74 New Member

    Many thanks, JanSz for the comment. I heard from a Bone and Joint specialist that a dexa scan is very safe as it uses a small amount of radiation as compared to chest x-ray. But if there’s a way to measure bone quality without any amount of radiation that is what Im looking for. As Dr JK use to say, If A is available, we should not settle for a B or C or D. Thus Im still trying to find out what Dr JK mentioned about this topic recently.
     
  6. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    It is more about the quality of information.
    Say Dexa would not discriminate between two highly similar test results when one of the tests is done on bones that are brittle.

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