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Who Should Get a Bone Density Scan?

A bone density scan is recommended for the following people:
  • Those with one or more additional osteoporosis risk factors (besides menopause)
  • Those who have had a fracture (broken bone); a bone density scan can help determine if osteoporosis was the underlying cause
  • Those who are age 65 or older
  • Those who are considering therapy for osteoporosis (if a bone density scan will help make this decision)
  • Those who have been on hormone replacement therapy for prolonged periods.
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