DEXA bone density study of radius and wrist
A DEXA bone density study of the radius and wrist is a diagnostic test used to evaluate the density of bones in the lower arm and wrist area. The test uses low-dose X-ray imaging to evaluate bone mineral density, with the aim of diagnosing conditions such as osteoporosis or detecting bone loss in individuals at risk of developing the condition.
The test can help healthcare professionals diagnose osteoporosis, monitor the progression of the disease, and assess the effectiveness of treatment. It can also be used to identify individuals who are at risk of developing osteoporosis, such as postmenopausal women and men over the age of 70, so that preventive measures can be implemented. In addition, DEXA bone density studies of the radius and wrist can be useful for assessing bone health in individuals who have a history of fractures, are taking medications that may cause bone loss, or have other conditions that affect bone health.
After the DEXA bone density study of the radius and wrist, you can expect to receive a report on your bone density measurement. Your healthcare professional will use the information to determine if further testing or treatment is necessary.