During the initial spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, patients were advised to only visit the hospital for emergency services. But as it becomes apparent that the coronavirus will not be going away anytime soon, holding off on getting your MRI because of the coronavirus may not be in your best interest any longer.
Bone density tests measure the strength of your bones. They help determine your risk for sustaining a bone fracture. Let’s consider when you might need a bone density test and when you don’t.
It is very rare that a patient is admitted to a hospital and the physician does not order any kind of imaging study. Radiology is important for the timely and appropriate management of nearly every major disease area from Orthopedics to Gastroenterology to Oncology; and so it can play a central role in reducing healthcare costs.