| ||Feb 2000||June 2001|
|T-score, fem. neck||-3.0||-3.3|
|g/cm2, fem. neck||0.625||0.586|
|T-score, total hip||-2.7||-2.4|
|g/cm2, total hip||0.675||0.710|
This74-year-old woman had been taking alendronate for the last year. The DEXA scans are shown above.
The radiologist's impression: "Osteoporosis femoral neck with a 6% decrease in bone mineral density since 2000. . .
It is not unusual for the first DEXA scan obtained afer the patient has initiated therapy for osteoporosis to show a small increase or decrease."Updated 8/8/05