Bone Mass Density Test

Bone Mass Density Description

A bone density test, also known as bone mass measurement or bone mineral density test, measures the strength and density of bones as you age. They compare your bone density with standards for what is expected in someone of your age, gender, and size and to the optimal peak bone density of a healthy young adult of the same gender. The initial test is used to establish your individual base line to help determine how quickly you are losing bone mass and density over time. Covington Orthopedics’ bone density test results are typically available immediately. These tests are painless, noninvasive, and safe.

Bone density testing can help to:

  • Monitor the effects of treatment
  • Predict your chances of fracturing in the future
  • Determine bone loss rate
  • Detect low bone density before a fracture occurs
  • Confirm a diagnosis of osteoporosis if you have already fractured