Osteoporosis is a gradual loss of bone strength, making bones more fragile and likely to break. According to a recent report by the U.S. Surgeon General, 10 million Americans over the age of 50 have osteoporosis, while another 34 million have low bone mass and are at risk for developing the disease. Early detection of osteoporosis is key to preventing fractures.
Our state-of-the-art digital DEXA bone densitometry system is the latest technology for measuring bone density and accurately detecting osteoporosis. Bone densitometry is an ultra low-dose x-ray technology.
Benefits of DEXA Scanning
The DEXA scanner precisely measures the density of bone in the most common fracture sites and can identify fracture risk in just 30 seconds. In addition, the DEXA scanner can evaluate how a patient is responding to treatment for osteoporosis because it can track changes that were previously too small to accurately measure. A patient does not need a prescription for this quick and painless procedure, and no special preparation is required for the evaluation.
DEXA scanning is provided at two locations:
Foothills Hospital, 48th and Arapahoe, Boulder.
Medical Imaging Center, 36 Garden Center, Broomfield.
To schedule an appointment at Foothills Hospital, call 303-440-2170 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
To schedule an appointment at Medical Imaging Center, call 303-466-1234 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
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