Bone Densitometry (Osteoporosis)

Bone Density Scans are available at DeKalb Health’s Imaging Center and Imaging for Women.

A bone density test is the only diagnostic screening that can identify osteoporosis before a broken bone occurs. At DeKalb Health, we use hip and spine DEXA scans (dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry) to measure bone mass. Provided in our state-of-the-art Women’s imaging and diagnostic Suite, the test is non-invasive, painless and usually takes less than 15 minutes. A central DXA uses very little radiation. The results can help your healthcare provider make recommendations to help protect your bones, and preserve your bone health.

Bone density scans are especially critical for postmenopausal women or men over the age of 50.

The Imaging Center is located on the second floor in outpatient services. Patients should park in Purple Lot A, Enter Door 3.

To learn more, call the DeKalb Health Imaging Center at 260.920.2513 or to schedule an appointment, call Central Scheduling at 260.333.7710.

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