Who should have a scan?

My portable ultrasound system is amazing at identifying “At Risk” people even as early as age twenty years old. I recommend people have a first scan at age 30 to identify any problem. Normally a further scan at age forty is recommended, with another follow-up five years later and thereafter two-yearly. That way you can monitor your progress and offset any changes before they develop into full-blown osteoporosis.

There is now a greater public awareness of osteoporosis developing among men and women. Many people have a family member with osteoporosis and have seen the devastating effects of it on them. They want to identify any risk of it developing in them early. Others have identified one or more risk factors and feel uneasy about their level of calcium intake. Medications can also have an effect on bone.