This is one of the main tools for detecting osteoporosis and other bone changes, especially in the lower spine, hip, forearm and heel.
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Currently, most screening systems measure bone mineral density (BMD). Susan Ott, associate professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, has warned of high levels of imprecision in screening systems and multiple measurement techniques
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The routine medical test for breast cancer is mammography, a procedure which involves squeezing the breast between two plates and taking an X-ray picture.
During a general check-up, most doctors recommend that you undergo a cholesterol test to determine whether you are at risk of heart disease. The test measures the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in the serum
Insist that total blood fats (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides) be checked and compared, as now recommended by the US National Cholesterol Education Program Expert Panel. Also, as one Canadian study advises, insist on having two tests...
Analysis of cancer-screening trials has found major inconsistencies in determining deaths due to all causes and deaths due to specific cancers, thereby casting doubt on the value of the findings of these trials.