Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones lose their density and consequently weaken, making them prone to fracture. Our endocrinologists, rheumatologists and primary care doctors can help evaluate your bone health and provide treatment.
Osteoporosis is a concern for many women and occurs most frequently in post-menopausal women. Many people actually have osteoporosis as a secondary illness due to a different, primary disease or a medication they are taking for another condition. Early intervention and prevention are crucial. Once risk factors are identified, osteoporosis can be addressed through diet, exercise and medicines.
Bone Density Scanning
DEXA (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry) is a state-of-the-art, simple, painless, non-invasive examination that reveals early loss of bone mass in women of any age. The new screening procedure measures density of bone structure in the spine, hip or wrist. It is safer than other methods of screening, emitting less radiation than one airplane flight. It requires less time (20-30 minutes) than other methods, and all at a lower cost.
We offer DEXA scanning at four convenient locations:
Request an Appointment
A doctor's order is required for a bone density study. You have a choice of two convenient ways to schedule your appointment:
8am - 5:30pm, Monday - Thursday
8am - 4:30pm on Fridays
Screening Mammogram and/or Bone Density Study (save time by scheduling these together)
A Central Scheduling representative will contact you with the date/time/location of your visit along with any prep instructions.