This painless examination makes it possible to measure the bone density of the body and to detect the risk of fracture. Mineralometry is indicated primarily for women starting menopause or for patients with certain history or at-risk sites. The goal of bone densitometry is to prevent osteoporosis-related problems such as femoral neck fractures and to establish regular bone assessments.
Correct preparation for the examination
- No special preparation required.
Conduct of the examination
The examination lasts 20 minutes and you will be asked questions about your diet and your medical treatment (hormonal treatment for example).
The results are known after a few minutes and the examination is dealt with by the doctor in charge of your records in our centre. A full report is sent to your prescribing physician.