What is a Bone Mineral Density Test?
A bone mineral density (BMD) test is the best way to determine bone health. The test can identify osteoporosis, determine risk for fractures (broken bones), and quantify responses to osteoporosis treatment. The most widely recognized BMD test is called a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, or DXA test. It is painless, similar to having an X-ray.
What does a BMD test show?
This test measures bone density of the hand.
(Length of Time: 1 minute)