Bone density test. Fibroscan® (Transient Elastography)

Bone density test

A Bone density test is used to measure bone mineral content and density. It may be done using X-rays, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA or DXA), or a special CT scan that uses computer software to determine bone density of the hip or spine. For various reasons, the DEXA scan is considered the "gold standard" or most accurate test.

Who should get a DEXA scan?

People over 60, especially women, after menopause, this test helps to diagnose osteoporosis and bone decalcification.

Various chronic liver diseases, such as hepatitis B, C, and fatty liver disease, can lead to tissue damage and subsequent scar tissue formation. As the scar tissue accumulates, the liver loses some of its elasticity and becomes stiffer.

Many people with fibrosis don't have symptoms. But left untreated, fibrosis will continue to scar the liver and eventually turn into cirrhosis. In severe cases, cirrhosis can be life-threatening.

Accurately staging the degree of liver fibrosis is extremely important in determining if antiviral therapy is appropriate and predicting treatment outcome and malignant potential. With current drug therapy, early-stage fibrosis may be reversible.

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