A bone density test determines if you have osteoporosis — a disease that causes bones to become more fragile and more likely to break.
In the past, osteoporosis could be detected only after you broke a bone. By that time, however, your bones could be quite weak. A bone density test makes it possible to know your risk of breaking bones before the fact.
A bone density test in West Hills office uses X-rays to measure how many grams of calcium and other bone minerals are packed into a segment of bone. The bones that are most commonly tested are located in the spine, hip and forearm.
Why it is done:
Identify decreases in bone density before you break a bone
Determine your risk of broken bones (fractures)
Confirm a diagnosis of osteoporosis if you've experienced broken bones
Monitor osteoporosis treatment
we are able to do bone density test for osteoporosis screening at the same office visit of your annual exam.
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West Hills OB-GYN
23101 Sherman Place #401
West Hills CA 91307
Phone: (818) 888-6545
Fax: (818) 274-5623
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Lunch break at 1-2 PM
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