Detection of Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is typically detected by an X ray. In the X ray of a person suffering from osteoporosis, the bones appear to be thin and light compared to that of normal bones due to the loss of density. Unfortunately, by this stage, it is possible that at least 30% of bone density is already lost.
A Dual energy X-ray Absorptiometry Scan (DXA) is recommended by the national Osteoporosis Foundation for early and precise detection of osteoporosis.