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What is an abnormal pap-result?

Here are several possible abnormal pap-results:
LSIL is a low-grade abnormality.  Your doctor sees changes in your cells, but isn’t cancer.  Your doctor will likely call for a colposcopy exam, which will take place in the doctor’s office.  Depending on the results of the colposcopy, you may need a LEEP or Cone Biopsy.

What is a bone density test?

Bone Densitometry is a radiological procedure done to detect low bone mass.  It is the gold standard for diagnosing osteoporosis or low bone density.  The bone densitometry or DXA scan allows for a diagnosis of osteoporosis or osteopenia in patients prior to a fracture. 

What areas of the body are scanned?

A scanner arm moves over the patient’s body but does not touch the patient or cause any pain.  A low dose of radiation is then used to measure the bone density in the lower spine, hip and possibly the arm.  This is known as a T-score.  A Z-score is also obtained.