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Bone Density Scan - DEXA

Bone Densitometry is the perfect tool for physicians to use for bone health screenings. Bone Density Scan patientsThis safe, easy, and quick diagnostic tool helps the Physicians determine the strength of patient's bones before treating the patient. The DEXA test can also be used to assess the risk for developing fractures. If your bone density is found to be low, you and your physician can work together on a treatment plan to help prevent painful fractures before they occur. DXA is also effective at tracking the effects of treatment for osteoporosis or other conditions that cause bone loss.

Bone density testing is highly recommended if you:

  • Are a post-menopausal woman and not taking estrogen
  • Have a personal or maternal history of hip fracture or smoking
  • Are a post-menopausal woman who is tall (over 5'7) or thin (less than 125)
  • Are a man with clinical conditions associated with bone loss
  • Taking medications known to cause bone loss
  • Have type-1 diabetes, liver disease, kidney disease, or family history of osteoporosis
  • Have high bone turnover, which shows up as excessive collagen in urine samples
  • Have a thyroid condition
  • Have experienced a fracture after only mild trauma
  • Have had x-ray evidence of vertebral fracture or other signs of osteoporosis
  • If you are over 30 years of age, DEXA is used

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