Bone density scans can now quickly identify an indicator of cardiovascular health risk.
Thanks to artificial intelligence, we’ll soon have the ability to predict our risk of developing serious health conditions in the future, at the press of a button.
Abdominal aortic calcification (AAC) refers to the buildup of calcium deposits in the walls of the abdominal aorta. It can indicate an increased risk of cardiovascular events, including heart attacks and strokes.
It also predicts your risk of falls, fractures, and late-life dementia. Conveniently, common bone density machine scans used to detect osteoporosis, can also detect AAC.