Osteoporosis and BONE DENSITY SCREENING

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become thin, brittle, and weak.

Osteoporosis

Bone density scanning, also known as bone densitometry or a DEXA scan, is a noninvasive procedure used to determine the extent of bone loss and assess a patient's risk of osteoporosis by measuring bone mineral density. It is most commonly performed on the lower spine and hips and allows patients to take preventive measures against osteoporosis before they experience a broken bone.

At Capital Women's Care, we use DEXA (Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) technology for our bone densitometry exams. DEXA is an enhanced X-ray image that provides the most accurate measurements of bone density currently available by using low dose radiation. When used over time, DEXA can detect even the smallest gain or loss in bone density to help detect or diagnose conditions such as osteoporosis.
For those patients who require testing for osteoporosis, this service is provided in one of several Capital Women’s Care DEXA screening centers throughout the county.

If you have concerns about Osteoporosis, contact our office for a consultation 301.681.3400

Osteoporosis /Evaluation and Bone Density

 

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