Bone Density Screening
Utilizing a Bone Density Scanner is the most effective way to measure bone loss if it is occurring. DEXA is the most current standard for measuring bone mineral density.
Bone Density Scan?
Bone density scans are a painless radiology exam that radiologists use for diagnosing and treating certain conditions. A very small amount of ionizing radiation is used to create images of the body for our radiologists to review.
Most Common Uses
A DEXA bone densitometry test is mostly used to diagnose osteoporosis and other conditions related to bone loss in the body. It is also used to help doctors evaluate how well certain treatments are working and to assist in further treatment.
Osteoporosis is a gradual loss of calcium within the bones. This loss of calcium can make the bones in the body weak and prone to fractures.
Bone density scans can be ordered for a variety of reasons including: Diagnosis of osteoporosis, have a history of hip fractures, have a thyroid condition, have type 1 diabetes, kidney disease, or liver disease, or have high levels of collagen in your urine.