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Bone Densitometry and Osteogenesis Imperfecta

How Often?

Bone density measurements are usually performed no more than once a year in adults. Bone mass changes relatively slowly in most adults, even in individuals with osteogenesis imperfecta. It is not useful to perform bone densitometry when the expected changes in bone mass are smaller than the machine can accurately detect.
 

Bone Densitometry and Osteogenesis Imperfecta: Summary

Bone densitometry by DEXA or other methods can be useful in the management of patients with osteogenesis imperfecta. The procedure is easy, noninvasive, safe, and convenient. The technology is accessible to almost everyone. Alhough it is expensive, it is becoming an integral part of the medical management of patients with osteogenesis imperfecta.
 
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