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Bone-Density Tests (AAFP)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Imaging
Article Type: Advice
Language: Lower Literacy, Lower Literacy Spanish, Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: American Academy of Family Physicians
Format: HTML, PDF
Most recent update: 08/01/2022
It’s worth getting a bone density test if you’re older or have other risk factors for weak bones, because without it the first sign of osteoporosis is usually a broken bone. But if you’re not at higher risk, you should think twice about the test. Here’s why.
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