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... I did not want to go on Fosamax, so my doctor and I decided that I would wait 6 months, do as many lifestyle changes as I could, and then try a DEXA scan. ... (12 replies)
... I too had only the one hip and no wrists but had the spine done on my dexa. sounds like she had the same thing I did and I had a dexa scan, not a ct scan. ... (6 replies)
... ause of my severe osteo I thought it was important to see if she is okay now, or if there is any reason for concern. It looks like she didn't have a DEXA, but a CT scan instead. ... (6 replies)

... Below is the link from the Univ of WA, explaining the differences in scores between the two. I had a QCT done twice, so when I have my first DEXA I won't know if the differing scores are from treatment or equipment, which is really frustrating. ... (6 replies)
Dexa scans
May 22, 2009
... which can be done on a standard CT scanner. ... (10 replies)
... If you are not sure which test your daughter had, the dexa is a large flat table with an "arm" suspended overhead. ... (6 replies)
... mine was a dexa scan and not a cat scan. ... (6 replies)
... is going to sit down with her doctor and go over the results next week and I told her to specifically ask for the exact kind of machine she was tested on DXA or CT scanner. So, we will see. I appreciate your feedback, you always have such good advice and info. ... (6 replies)
... Yes, it is my first. There will be bone density results from the hip and hand scans. Think I'll ask my doctor for a more detailed general scan (CT or MRI) of spine as it has. in the past, been very painful and also just now my hands and one thumb are especially painful and restricting what I can do. So maybe I do have arthritis. (4 replies)
... ly new type of program that was incorporated into the newer scanners. Your best bet is to call around and find a place that has this additional reading with the dexa or just have one of the usual test I listed above, that looks for fractures, along with the dexa. ... (4 replies)
... Yes, I believe the QCT is the same as a CT. I went to my family doctor a couple weeks ago to go over the DEXA results I'd gotten from the osteoporosis clinic. He is a pretty sharp cookie and I trust him. ... (23 replies)
... Because my score was so low anyway, and because I'm not 60 yet, we decided to go with the dexa and get a full bmd. ... (37 replies)
... Hi, Marcia, any idea where one would get a copy of that Physician Assistant mag? I was DX'd with severe -osteo by CT scan,(-4.5) Medicare only paid them $45 for this as oppossed to the $500 they were charging. Mine was just of the spine. I know Medicare will not pay for another one for at least a year but based on all this I am going to insist on DEXA. I am on Miacalcin. By... (12 replies)
... In regards to Ct scan verses the Dexa Scan. I had a CT scan done in 2000. I was 48 years old than. ... (12 replies)
... worse for all ages compared with DEXA. So that may be all I was seeing. Will have to wait till next year to compare my DEXA with the same DEXA and see what's happened. ... (23 replies)
... It's called The Myth of Osteoporosis by Gillian Sanson, and it explains the pitfalls of interpreting DEXA scans. ... (4 replies)
... and came from a paper that he had comparing the BMD values for DEXA and QCT, and had figures comparing women at age 25, 35, 45, 55, 65, and 75 years of age who had both scans done. ... (12 replies)
... generated from a DEXA scan. It is costly and associated with higher radiation exposure. This info from "Physician Assistant" April 2003 p. 19. ... (12 replies)
Forteo
Nov 30, 2007
... I think a DEXA scan is considered the "gold " standard for diagnosis. I had one by CT once that was called a osteo scan and the figures were much worse than 3 years later with the DEXA and I didn't do any meds. ... (14 replies)
... he pain any longer anyway. I had my first dexa done last week, and the tech said it looked like my vertebra, at the level I had spondy, just collapsed, and that dexa picture was the clearest view I've ever seen of the damage I have, even though I've had tons of ct scans, mri's, and myelograms. ... (19 replies)




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