These are the bones that most commonly fracture due to osteoporosis degenerative bone disease) The examination routinely takes between (10-20 minutes), depending on which part of the body is being scanned, and whether a central or peripheral DXA
scanner is being used .
Summers and Brock (2005) investigated the effectiveness of a pharmacist-led peripheral DXA
screening program with counseling intervention on the adoption of bone healthy behaviors in men (8.
Additional bone densitometry technologies, such as quantitative ultrasound and peripheral DXA
, are accurate and reproducible; however, osteoporosis should not be diagnosed or treatments selected using these approaches.
With the central plus peripheral DXA
scan results, 23 patients (13%) had normal bone density, 93 (52%) were classified as osteopenic, and 65 (36%) had osteoporosis, said Dr.
also can identify patients with hyperthyroidism or hyperparathyroidism, because excess thyroid hormone has a preferential effect on the distal forearm bone.
is best for single-event measurements to determine a patient's bone mass relative to normative BMD values.
However, if the test is not accessible, programs which provide peripheral DXA
, which measures the wrist, are helpful.