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DXA Osteoporosis


PROCEDURE: A bone mineral density examination of the [] proximal femur and AP lumbar spine was performed using a Lunar Prodigy Advance dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) system manufactured by GE Healthcare. The following summarizes the results of the evaluation with comparison to databases of both a young adult reference population (T-score) and a race, gender and age-matched normal population (Z-score).

FINDINGS: The bone mineral density measured at the [site with lowest T-score] is [ ] gm/cm2 with a T-score of [ ] and a Z-score of [ ].

The bone mineral density measured at the femoral neck is [ ] gm/cm2 with a T-score of [ ] and a Z-score of [ ].

Additional sites of evaluation, Z-scores, and trending data can be found in the PACS accessed through Web Centricity.

IMPRESSION: This patient is considered osteoporotic according to World Health Organization (WHO) criteria. The risk of fracture is high and pharmacologic treatment, if not already prescribed, should be started. A follow-up bone density test is recommended in one year to monitor response to therapy.

There has been a [+/-]% change in bone density (based on lumbar spine measurements) and a [+/- ]% change in bone density (based on total femur measurements) when compared to a previous study performed on [ ]. These changes [are/are not or is/is not - individualize if discordant] statistically significant with 95% confidence.