A bone density test helps determine the strength of your bones, and DEXA (dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry) scanning is the most accurate technique available for that determination. Aging, menopause and some medical conditions can cause a loss of bone strength that increases the risk of fractures resulting in osteoporosis.
Bone density testing can help predict your risk of a fracture and can be used to assess changes in bone strength during therapy for osteoporosis. The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommends a bone density test at least once for all women age 65 and older. Additional indications for bone density testing may include:
We can often schedule your bone density screening on the same day as your mammogram. This means you can get a full evaluation without having to schedule return visits.
Our doctors use the latest tools and equipment to provide an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan for you. In many cases, you may have access to treatments and techniques that aren’t available at other hospitals.