Your bone density will be measured at 4 sites (whole body, spine, hip and wrist) using a number of sophisticated techniques (below). We will measure each of these sites 3 x times and provide you with the results so you can share it with your doctor or health care practitioner at the conclusion of the 12 month study:

  • DXA
    • a non-invasive x-ray, valued at approx $200 per scan
  • High Resolution-pQCT
    • a 3D x-ray, the only one available in Australia, valued at $500 per scan
  • QUS
    • a type of ultra-sound
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