Animation - Screening and Diagnosing Bone Health and Osteoporosis
This animation provides an overview of screening and diagnosis of bone health and osteoporosis. Screening for osteoporosis can help you understand your bone health and take steps to protect it. A bone density test — also referred to as a DXA scan or a bone mineral density (BMD) — is the current way to diagnose osteoporosis. It measures your bone mass, helps assess your risk for a fracture, and if you're being treated for osteoporosis, it can also measure how well your treatment is working. Watch to learn how bone density tests work and how to understand the results of your test. This animation also provides an overview of American Bone Health's Fracture Risk Calculator™ and the FRAX tool that can help you measure your fracture risk.
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