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DESCRIPTION (Bone density)

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By appointment only

*A single exam per year.

What is an osteodensitometry?
Osteodensitometry is a medical imaging exam which uses low dose X-Rays to enable bone density (bone mineralisation) measurement.

What is osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass, which can weaken the bones.In a healthy individual, bone formation and destruction are balanced.When bone formation does not compensate for its destruction, its density decreases; that is osteoporosis.

How does osteoporosis manifest itself?
Known as the « silent thief », osteoporosis is a silent disease.It becomes painful following minor incidents such as a simple fall from someone’s height,causing osteoporotic fractures. These fractures are often located in the spine, hip, shoulder and wrist.

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