Bone Densitometry (Dexa Scan for Bone Health)

May 4, 2016 | By Larry Gurley, MD


We haveĀ acquired a state-of-the-art Hologic Delphi QDR bone densitometer. This excellent machine allows both screening and tracking in the management of bone loss. Since osteoporosis is a silent disease, women must be aware of the risk factors for this problem, and obtain bone density testing when needed.

Risk Factors for Osteoporosis

The following is a list of RISK FACTORS for Osteoporosis:


Family history of Osteoporosis

Cigarette Use

Thin body build

Long-term (over 3 months) use of steroids

Caucasion race

Thyroid problems

Use of Depo-Provera(DMPA), depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate

If you have one or more of these factors, ask your doctor about bone density testing, a painless, quick, and safe procedure.