Screening and Treatment
Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become porous and are more
likely to break. There are a number of risk factors for developing osteoporosis
including age, gender, family history, frame size, tobacco use, low calcium
intake, early menopause and the use of certain medications.
Women’s Care offers screening for osteoporosis using state-of-the-art
Hologic Delphi-C DEXA equipment. Our staff is certified by the American College of Radiology and the International Society for Clinical Densitometry.
Preparing for your Dexa Scan:
As part of the Osteoporosis Screening, patients are asked to complete a risk
questionnaire that helps us determine the level of risk.
There are no other special preparations for your exam.
During your exam, you will be asked to remove your shoes, and lay down on
the dexa exam table. The technician will pass the machine above your body.
There is minimal radiation exposure during this procedure.
After the test, the technician will review the results with you. These test
results will be forwarded to your provider, and you will be contacted either
by mail or by phone regarding these results.
For more information on osteoporosis, its risk factors and treatment options, please click on the link below: