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3D or volumetric densitometry

What does it consist of?

3D densitometry is a simple and painless examination used for the prevention, diagnosis, and monitoring of osteoporosis. It allows the analysis of each bone component in the hip (cortical and trabecular bone) with distinct functions and responses to various osteoporosis treatments.


Unlike conventional densitometry, this new technique distinguishes whether the impairment is in trabecular, cortical, or both types of bone, enabling more efficient identification of patients at risk of hip fracture. Moreover, it facilitates tailoring treatment based on the predominant affected bone type and allows for more precise monitoring of therapeutic progress due to the impact of treatments.

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Cases in which it is recommended

To whom?

This test is especially recommended for:

  • Postmenopausal women
  • Men over 70 years old
  • Family history of hip fracture
  • History of fractures due to low-energy impact, at any age
  • Early menopause
  • Amenorrhea
  • Eating disorders (accompanied by changes in weight and menstrual irregularities)
  • Chronic treatment with corticosteroids (respiratory diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, organ transplant, etc.)
  • Vitamin D deficiency (osteomalacia)
  • Intestinal malabsorption syndromes (celiac disease)
  • Prolonged immobilization, bariatric surgery
  • Underweight
  • Endocrine diseases (Hyperparathyroidism, Cushing’s syndrome, Hypogonadism)
  • Chronic kidney failure



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