Bone density measurement

Osteoporosis is one of the most frequent diseases of aging people. The consequences of osteoporosis are often serious, interfering with the quality of life and even leading to a need for nursing care.
Osteoporosis is today a worldwide health problem. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has ranked osteoporosis as one of the ten most serious widespread diseases. Patients with osteoporosis have unstable bones, which can lead to fractures, in particular of the vertebral body, the thoracic and lumbar spines, and around the neck of the femur. In all around 10% of the population is affected.

Currently two examination methods are used in our practice:

Because of the better comparison options, process analyses should as far as possible be performed on the same device or at least using the same method.

Therapy:

In addition to the basic therapy with calcium and vitamin D3, so-called "bisphosphonates" are available for advanced osteoporosis.
Please ask the doctor who is treating you about this. A wide range of therapy options is available (from exercise therapy to well-tolerated, differentiated medicines).

Check-ups on the bone density should be performed at intervals which do not exceed one year.

Further information on bone density measurement

DPX (DEXA method)

QCT

Typical patterns of affection for osteoporosis