Title: May 2013 – Improved bone density?

69 postmenopausal Caucasian female with history of vertebral compression fracture.  Follow-up DXA on alendronate. Weight 132#, height 66”, BMI = 21.3

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QUESTIONS:

  • Is the patient positioned the same in both scans?
  • Why does the 2009 scan show a HIGHER T-score at L2 compared to L1 and L3 when this pattern was not seen in 2005?
  • Has there been a significant change in bone density between 2005 and 2009?

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