The measurement of bone density is a non-invasive technology used to measure bone mass. It is recommended for post-menopausal women over 40. Moreover, the measurement can be useful for people suffering or not from osteogenesis imperfecta in order to assess the risk of fractures and assess treatment results.
At IASO Thessalias mineral bone mass is measured by a specifically-designed device with the application of Dual Energy X- Ray absorptiometry (DEXA). This technique is the fastest method with the lowest radiation. Test results are readily available and it is possible to compare them to previous tests results and reach conclusions on the progress of the applied treatment.