A measurement corresponding to the mineral density of bone, expressed as mineral mass per unit volume of bone and usually assessed by a radiologic scan of the lower spine or hip. Bone density measurements are used to diagnose and monitor osteoporosis and other bone diseases.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
How to use bone density in a sentence
Not long after I was finally diagnosed, my doctor ordered a bone density scan.
Later studies showed that only gaining weight and the return of natural menstruation help improve bone density.
This leaves people with a history of anorexia and reduced bone density like me at high risk for fractures.
I always thought there was a bone density test or something to be able to get in.Jon Stewart Talks ‘Rosewater’ and the ‘Chickensh-t’ Democrats’ Midterm Massacre | Marlow Stern | November 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But what women did see was a positive correlation between drinking and bone density if they consumed low-alcohol beer.