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How are bone density measurements used?

All bone density measurements are compared to two norms: (l) the expected bone density of someone your age, sex and size; and (2) the optimal peak bone density of a healthy young adult of the same sex. Once your doctor obtains these scores, treatment will be given, if necessary.

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