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Bone Density

Bone Density is a common concern for many women as they age. A bone mineral density (BMD) scan is a simple, non-invasive and pain-free method of determining bone density -- in other words, how strong or weak your bones are.

The Bone Mineral Density Scan procedure is beneficial for women who have osteoporosis or to predict the chances of developing osteoporosis.

Bone density testing is strongly recommended if you:

  • Are post-menopausal and not taking Estrogen
  • Have a history of hip fracture or smoking
  • Are post-menopausal and tall (over 5 feet 7 inches) or thin (under 125 pounds)
  • Use medications that are known to cause bone loss
  • Have type 1 (formerly called juvenile or insulin-dependent) diabetes, liver disease, kidney disease or a family history of osteoporosis
  • Have a thyroid condition, such as hyperthyroidism.
  • Have a parathyroid condition, such as hyperparathyroidism.
  • Have experienced a fracture after only mild trauma.
  • Have had x-ray evidence of vertebral fracture or other signs of osteoporosis.

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Since 2004, Insight Diagnostic Imaging has been helping to improve men’s health, women’s health and children’s health by offering exceptional diagnostic medical services. Our radiology clinics are run by highly respected radiologists using the most advanced medical technology and radiology equipment to generate accurate and quick results. We are proud to be among the most respected and well-known radiology clinics in Toronto and Mississauga.