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Osteoporosis. Coloured bone densitometry scan of a patient suffering from osteoporosis. This is a degenerative condition where loss of bone mass leads to brittle bones which fracture easily. The condition primarily affects post-menopausal women. Bone densitometry measures the density of bone mineral. The density is colour-coded here, ranging from blue (least dense) to white (most dense).
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