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Prueba de la densidad ósea: Lo Que Significan Los Numeros

Last published 10/2018

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Esta es una hoja informativa de fácil lectura acerca de la prueba de la densidad mineral ósea para identificar la osteoporosis, determinar el riesgo que un individuo corre de fracturarse un hueso, y medir cómo un individuo responde a un tratamiento para la osteoporosis. Describe la prueba de la densidad mineral ósea más usada, que se llama DXA o absorpciometría de rayos X de doble energía, y explica los resultados de la calificación T y la calificación Z. Además, describe los factores de riesgo de la densidad ósea baja frente la osteoporosis y las recomendaciones para cuales individuos deben probarse.

This fact sheet contains information about bone mineral density testing used to identify osteoporosis, determine fracture risk, and measure an individual's response to osteoporosis treatment. It discusses the dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) test and explains the resulting T-score and Z-score measurements. In addition, risk factors for low bone mass versus osteoporosis and recommendations for which individuals should be tested are described.

NIH Publication No. 18-7877-S

Length: 4 pp.

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  • General public
  • For medical & health professionals to share with patients

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Size: 8 1/2 x 11

Language: Spanish

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