Bone Densitometry (Dexa Scan for Bone Health)
May 4, 2016 | By Larry Gurley, MD
We have 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
Thin body build
Long-term (over 3 months) use of steroids
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.