BoneStation is a software program used by physicians and radiologists to
review bone density DXA scans (digital X-rays) performed on a bone densitometer
that may show whether
a patient has normal bone mass, low bone mass or osteoporosis. BoneStation produces
bone density reports that your doctor can review with you during or after
your bone density exam.
What is a DXA scan?
Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA)
is a method of measuring bone mineral density
two X-ray beams with differing energy levels.
Bone mineral density is determined by subtracting the measurement
of one X-ray beam from the other.
Currently, dual energy X-ray absorptiometry is a widely
used standard of bone density measurement technology.
Do I need a bone density exam? Your primary care physician will be
able to tell
you whether you need a bone density X-ray.
Where can I learn more about bone health and osteoporosis?
National Osteoporosis Foundation
Surgeon General's Report on Bone Health
National Institute of Health Resource Center