Actonel, alendronate, bone loss, Boniva, denosumab, DEXA, Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry, estrogen, Evista, Fosamax, Fosamax D) risedronate, ibandronate, osteoporosis, Prolia, raloxifene, Reclast, Zoledronic acid
Osteoporosis or Bone Loss can not be detected on routine X-rays unless you have lost 40 percent of your bone density.
In other words you could lose almost a third of your bone density and still have normal looking x-rays.
Therefore, if you want to know if you indeed have lost bone, you should obtain a DEXA examination.
DEXA or Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry is a scanning technique using extremely low radiation exposure to determine bone density with Significant precision.