PINK Breast Center has you covered for bone density tests, which will determine if you have or are at risk for Osteoporosis, a silent disease affecting the bones. You will need a prescription from your doctor for a DEXA exam.
DEXA stands for dual photon X-ray absorptiometry. DEXA is a simple scan to determine if you have or are at risk for Osteoporosis – a disease that cause bones to become more fragile over time. In the past, Osteoporosis was detected only after a broken bone. With the DEXA Scan, X-ray scanning can determine if bones are starting to thin before a bone is broken.
A Bone Density Exam (DXA) is the only test to diagnose osteoporosis, and is recommended periodically after age 50.