Radiology and Imaging

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.