Osteodensitometry evaluates the strength of the skeleton by measuring the calcium content in the bones. This allows the analysis of the risk of fracture for the diagnosis and monitoring of osteoporosis (decrease in bone strength and increased risk of fracture).
The purpose of a Bone Densitometry examination is the prevention of osteoporosis and, therefore, of fractures, particularly those of the hip and spine.
This examination is painless and without side effects. You lie on your back, motionless. Under the supervision of a technologist, the machine’s arm slowly passes over the body and emits low-dose x-rays and records the data to measure bone density.