February 28, 2011
Charles Baughman, M.D., announces the results of a DEXA AXIAL report of a 44-year-old patient who came to him a year ago with severe osteoporosis. The osteoporosis was so advanced that the patient was advised to avoid any physical exercise for the first three months of treatment due to the probability of bone fractures.
Following is the final report
HISTORY: Postmenopausal; hysterectomy; hormone replacement therapy x 1 year; thyroid disease; taking osteoporosis medication.
Bone density measurement was performed using a Hologic densitometer. The data was compared to W.H.O. criteria.
AP Lumbar Spine: BMD 0.977 g/cm2 T-Score -1.9
AP R Femoral Neck: BMD 0.763 g/cm2 T-Score -1.3
AP L Femoral Neck: BMD 0.820 g/cm2 T-Score -0.9
Lateral digital spine radiograph shows no evidence of vertebral compression deformity.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: The current scan is compared with the previous one dated 01/14/10. In the interval, there has been a 12.8% increase in the BMD in the lumbar spine, a 0.7% increase in the right femoral neck and a 4.6% increase in the left femoral neck.
IMPRESSION: Compared to the young-normal reference group this study indicated:
1. Osteopenia of the AP spine.
2. Osteopenia of the AP right femoral neck.
3. Normal BMD of the AP left femoral neck.
Dictated and signed 01/26/2011.