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A 55-year-old Caucasian woman comes to the gynecology clinic for a routine appointment. She is healthy and has no specific complaints at this visit. Her last menstrual period was 15 months ago. She mentions that her elderly neighbor fell and broke her hip last week. The patient is worried that this could happen to her and asks you to order a bone density scan. She has no risk factors for osteoporosis and has never had a bone mineral density scan before. She has never had a bone fracture. Which of the following is the most appropriate response to this patient?