Osteoporosis - Diagnosis and Tests

  • The diagnosis of osteoporosis begins with a thorough medical history examination, including questions about osteoporosis and fractures in the patient and other family members.
  • The physician will evaluate the signs and symptoms of possible fractures.
  • X-rays will be done if a fracture is suspected.
  • One of the most important tests in making the diagnosis is the measurement of bone density by the DEXA Scan.