Osteoporosis (bone thinning) is a common disease in middle and old age, leading to an increased chance of breaking a bone; a fracture. In Australia approximately 60% of women, and 30% of men, over the age of 60 years will suffer an osteoporotic fracture in their remaining lifetime.
Osteoporosis is often called a silent disease because it doesn't cause any symptoms until a bone is broken. Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) is the gold standard for the diagnosis of osteoporosis. This safe and painless technique is often referred to as bone densitometry and allows the early diagnosis of osteoporosis before a fracture has occurred. Effective therapies are now available to treat osteoporosis at an early stage.
Chatswood Densitometry is a centre of excellence for DXA scanning.
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