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How is a QCT test for osteoporosis performed?

A QCT test involves using radiation to measure bone density. It uses a higher amount than what a person might receive on a cross-country airplane trip. It is performed as you lie on a table, as you would for an x ray, to measure the bone density in the lumbar spine. The test takes about 10 to 25 minutes, and it involves no pain or discomfort. 
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