Bone Densitometry is an examination that, through the use of a small dose of X-rays, allows to evaluate the mineral density of bones. Depending on diagnostic needs, it can be carried out either on the entire skeleton or on individual segments of the skeleton. Its main application concerns the diagnosis and subsequent monitoring and treatment of osteoporosis, a disease that leads to a progressive decrease in skeletal mass and, therefore, exposes patients who suffer from it to a significantly increased risk of fractures. In this specific application, the examination of Bone Densitometry is therefore recommended especially for women in menopause or in the assessment of body mass through which it is possible to determine the skeletal percentage, lean mass and fat mass present in the body. This investigation is useful both to know the exact body composition of subjects such as athletes and to evaluate any abnormalities present in subjects such as the obese or diabetics. Finally, bone densitometry is often used to integrate the overall diagnostic picture of cancer patients, transplanted, with endocrine pathologies, with celiac disease or with malabsorption syndromes.
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