Bone Density

Bone density scan 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.

Postmenopausal 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.

The Advanced Body Composition assessment feature produces color images displaying the distribution of fat, lean mass, bone and fat mass index. The information is translated into an easy-to-interpret report for improved patient management and counseling.

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