Bone Density (DEXA)
Bone mineral densitometry, also frequently called a DEXA or bone mineral density exam, is an important procedure in the evaluation of bone health. The technology uses a dedicated machine designed specifically for this purpose. It is a quick, simple and painless exam that uses x-rays and highly sophisticated software to measure bone loss.
BMD is our best defense in the early diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. Often called the silent disease, osteoporosis robs the body of bone strength, leaving many at risk for broken bones with even a simple fall or bump. Post menopausal women are at highest risk but both men and women lose bone strength as they age. In recent years, the emergence of many new pharmaceutical options has greatly enhanced the treatment of osteoporosis. With these new treatment options available, diagnosing bone loss early can have a significant impact on quality of life for osteoporosis patients.
Please contact our office to schedule your Bone Density Scan today.