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Bone density results are read by interpreting two numbers, the T-score and Z-score, according to Mayo Clinic. The T-score indicates how far above or below normal a person's bone density is. The Z-score is used to determi... More »

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The Mayo Clinic website features a chart to help interpret bone density test results. Results of bone density tests are reported by T-scores and Z-scores, according to Mayo Clinic. The chart on the website assists in tel... More »

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With a central bone density scan, the patient lies on a table while the scanner passes over his body, emitting X-rays to test the density of bones in the lower spine and hips, according to MedlinePlus. The purpose of the... More »

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The Mayo Clinic website features a chart to help interpret bone density test results. Results of bone density tests are reported by T-scores and Z-scores, according to Mayo Clinic. The chart on the website assists in tel... More »

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The T-score compares the bone density of a healthy, young adult of the same sex to the patient, according to Mayo Clinic.The Z-score is the standard deviation of what is typically expected of an adult of the same age, we... More »

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Patients need to compare bone density results against two numbers, T-scores and Z-scores, according to eMedicineHealth. T-scores represent the bone density of young adults of the same gender, while Z-scores represent the... More »

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Patients who receive a bone density test T-score of -2.5 or lower are typically diagnosed with osteoporosis, according to Mayo Clinic. This means that the patient is at high risk for fractures and should take part in som... More »

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