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Bone Mineral Density

  • By: Shen-Ying (Richard) Ma, Dino Samartzis & Francis H. Shen
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Bone mineral density is an estimate of bone mass. Bone mineral density tests, such as dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scans, can be used to estimate the mineral content of bone, and thus its strength and risk for fracture. Osteoporosis is an ...

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