September 2,2019 Update
You can see the amount of bone mineral content by using low-energy X-rays to measure the bone density and by comparing those readings to the standard values. There is no pain and this can be performed in a short time.
The examination room is in Radio-Imaging Diagnostics 1 on the first floor and is done in examination room X-11.
|X-11||HOLOGIC Discovery X-ray bone density measuring device (DEXA method)|
|Lumbar spine (front/side)||Lie on your back||About 5 - 10 minutes|
|Wrist (forearm bone-radius)||Sitting||About 5 minutes|
|Femoral neck||Lie on your back||About 5 minutes|
|Entire skeleton||Lie on your back||About 8 minutes|
|Bone density examination method||Inspection and measurement sites||Measurement accuracy||Exposure dose|
|DEXA method||Lumbar wrist (radius) femur entire skeleton||Good||Low|
|MD method||Hand (2nd metacarpal bone)||Slightly poor||Slightly high|
|SXA method||Wrist (radius) heel (heel bone)||Good||Low|
|Q-CT||Lumbar vertebrae (third lumbar spine)||Poor||High|
|p-QCT||Wrist (radius) tibia||Good||Slightly high|
|QUS (ultrasonic method)||Calcaneus (Insufficient clarification of readings)||Slightly good||None|