DEXA Bone Density Testing
Osteoporosis and low bone mass affect an estimated 44 million Americans.
Of those, 10 million have osteoporosis, and the remaining 34 million have
a lower than normal bone mass and are at higher risk of developing osteoporosis.
Unfortunately, people often do not realize they have osteoporosis until
either they have a fracture or have a screening test ordered by their
doctor to check for osteoporosis.
At St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, we provide a state-of-the-art osteoporosis
screening utilizing the DEXA Bone Density scan, a painless non-invasive
test that measures the density of the bone at the hip. By measuring bone
mass, it is possible to predict fracture risk in the same manner that
measuring blood pressure can help predict the risk of stroke. DEXA is
quick, painless and the preferred method to measure bone mass.
Early detection and treatment of bone loss is key to healthy aging. Screening
is generally recommended for women at menopause and men at age 70, according
to the current recommendations.
To make an appointment, please call the Orange medical office at (714) 628-3305.