Densitometry is a modern diagnostic method that determines the mineral density in bones BMD and bone density. Diagnostic results are mainly determined based on the amount of calcium in the bones. This examination method is fast, does not burden the patient and is absolutely painless. Thanks to the densitometry examination, the doctor is able to estimate how big the risk of osteoporosis-related fractures is, gain information about the bone quality, but also about the structure of the bones on which an appropriate diet and necessary minerals and vitamins to prevent osteoporosis can be recommended.
Ultrasound Bone Densitometry
The Carlsbad Clinic uses ultrasound bone densitometry. Ultrasound bone densitometry provides information on bone elasticity and structure, a combination that refines fracture risk assessment. It is a fast, painless method of measurement without radiation. The reference point for the whole skeleton is the calcaneus. This method is suitable for people from 20 years of age.
Part of the examination are the results of the measurement in both numerical and graphical form. The client obtains information about measured values, recommendations on a suitable diet, physical activities and other treatments if the measured values require it.