15 minutes can save your bones!
Osteoporosis is the most common type of bone disease, and as many as 80% of individuals at high risk - who have already had at least one osteoporotic fracture - are neither identified nor treated.
Bone densitometry, sometimes referred to as a DEXA scan (dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry), has become the gold standard for measuring the density of your bones to help prevent osteoporosis.
The imaging department at Metroplex Adentist Hospital is now offering DEXA scans. “We are extremely excited about this new machine,” said Randy Hill, Director of Imaging Services. “There has been an overwhelming request by Metroplex physicians and patients to have this service, and we are proud to add DEXA to our excellent line of technology offered here.”
Getting a DEXA scan, which takes place in a completely open machine, is a painless, non-invasive procedure. No medication or injections are required, and the test takes approximately 15 minutes.
“People cannot feel their bones getting weaker," Hill explains. "They may not know that they have osteoporosis until they break a bone. This simple, 15-minute scan can help detect osteoporosis before it affects their life.”
In the U.S. today, 10 million people are estimated to already have osteoporosis, and almost 34 million more are estimated to have low bone mass, placing them at an increased risk for this disease. Of the 10 million Americans estimated to have osteoporosis, eight million are women.
Don't wait too long. Schedule your DEXA scan today! Contact the Metroplex imaging department at 254.519.8500.