Bone Density Testing

A bone density test, also called densitometry or DXA scan, is a quick, easy, and painless test that determines whether you have osteoporosis or if you may be at risk for osteoporosis.  Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become more fragile and more likely to break, which is why getting your DXA scan is extremely important.
 
The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends bone density testing if:
  • You're a woman age 55 or older
  • You're a postmenopausal woman under age 65 with one or more risk factors for osteoporosis
  • You're older than age 50 and you've experienced a broken bone
  • You're a postmenopausal woman and you've stopped taking estrogen therapy or hormone therapy
  • A bone density test, also called densitometry or DXA scan, is a quick, easy and painless test. This test determines whether you have osteoporosis or are at risk of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become more fragile and more likely to break.
 
We currently offer bone density testing at two of our office locations:
 
We recommend you stop taking any calcium supplements 24 hours prior to your appointment.  We also suggest you wear comfortable clothing, preferably pants with an elastic waistband without a zipper or belt.