Bone Mineral Density Tests (cont.)
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osteopenia, weak bones, porous bones, bone loss, bone density loss, bone mineral density loss, BMD, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, DXA, DEXA, calcium and osteoporosis, menopause, hunchback, hump back, dowager's hump, broken hip, T-score, T score, Z-score, Z score, quantitative computed tomography, QCT, quantitative ultrasound, QUS, bone mineral density tests
Mythili Seetharaman, MD
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