While we’re on the subject of osteoporosis – Ali, are you familiar with a machine called the GE Lunar DXA? Or how about an iDXA (basically a newer model)?
Both machines are typically used when someone wants a precise measure of their body composition. However, they can both also be used for bone density testing if you’re interested in knowing what your “T-score” is (awesome info, Karin!).
Let me know if the links raise any additional questions and I’d be happy to help.
the loss of bone mineral density is on a grading scale, called T-score.
A T-score of -1 to 0 and above is considered normal bone density.
A T-score between -1 and -2.5 is diagnosed as osteopenia.
A score of -2.5 or below is diagnosed as osteoporosis.