Osteoporosis is defined as a decrease in bone mass, which can lead to increased bone fragility and a greater risk of fractures (of the hip, vertebrae or wrists).
This condition affects women in 90% of cases.
Who it concerns
If you are aged between 55 and 80, this screening is relevant to you.
You will be sent a letter inviting you for a bone densitometry test.
What you should do
- You should contact the Monaco Medical Imaging Centre on 92 05 76 00 (11, rue du Gabian à Fontvieille) to arrange an appointment for a bone densitometry test (BMD test) at a time convenient to you
- Once you have fixed a date for this examination (BMD test), inform the administrative office of the Monaco Health Screening Centre on 97 98 83 02 as soon as possible to follow up with a consultation with Dr. BROCQ (Rheumatology) at the Princess Grace Hospital
For more information, please see: Screening for osteoporosis
The bone densitometry test is free.