Re: Dexa Scan Graph
I misread the graph, sorry, it put me about half-way between -2.0 and -3.0, not -2.2 and -2.3 as I originally thought. Boy, I'm glad I posted the wrong info and you questioned it!
I'm really glad you asked me about the g/cm2 because as a scrutinized both Dexa scans I found something I wasn't aware of. The scan from two years ago gave my spine density as -0.2, g/cm2 at 1.178. The latest scan showed -1.0 spine density, g/cm2 at 1.057. When I first got my results back in Dec. 2007 I was disappointed at the -1.0 spine result which was worse, but the latest scan was measured from L1-L4, the earlier scan was from L2-L4, one less vertebrea was measured which may account for the difference, so maybe I didn't get worse, it could still be the same as two years ago when I could have been -1.0 all along if four veterbrea were measured.
Two years ago the left hip femur total measured -2.4, g/cm2 was .714. The latest is -2.4, g/cm2 is .709. The previous left femur neck was .700, -2.3,
and the latest is .713, -2.3.
In comparison, the two Dexa scans of the hip two years apart are just about the same, with a little improvement in the left femur neck. I guess it's good that I didn't get much worse. I'm weight lifting 110 pounds now on the hip abduction machine, I have to limit the distance and velocity on the treadmill due to knee problems, they don't like weight bearing exercise, but I try to stay on about an hour every other day at a walking speed.
I was just thinking, for the technician at the osteoporosis center to make a comment about fraudulent test scores from two years ago at the local hospital, you would think there would be a big difference between the two scans, but there isn't. He did say that my left hip score was -2.3 after the scan, not the -2.4 at total hip that his report says, so I don't know if they go by the femural neck (-2.3) rather than the total hip score.
Last edited by jacal5; 02-13-2008 at 09:07 AM.