DEXA Bone Density Studies in Lakeland, FL
What Is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by fragile, brittle bones that can easily fracture. Women are four times more likely than men to develop this disease. It affects more than 25% of postmenopausal women and 40% of women over 80 years of age.
As more and more Americans live longer, osteoporosis is gaining increased attention. With early detection, a number of treatments are available to maintain or improve bone density. At Women’s Imaging Center in Lakeland, Florida, we offer an osteoporosis screening called DEXA which is a bone density measurement. To schedule your osteoporosis screening, please call 863-688-2334 today.
What is a bone density measurement?
A bone density measurement will determine your bone mineral density (BMD) for the area measured. Your results will then be compared to the average BMD of your same sex and race. This information will help determine if you need to take certain steps to protect your bone health. Our bBone density measurement is simple, safe, non-invasive and painless.
What is a DEXA bone density test?
DEXA (Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) is a quick, safe and painless X-ray-based test to determine bone density. By measuring bone strength, we can help predict fracture risk so that effective preventive therapy can be started with your doctor.
Women’s Imaging Center board-certified radiologists use an advanced DEXA bone densitometry system for greater comfort and lower radiation exposure, as well as the ability to more accurately predict fractures due to low bone mass.
Most private insurance and Medicare will cover bone density testing.
Schedule Your DEXA Scan Today
To learn more about our DEXA services please call Women’s Imaging Center at 863-688-2334. We proudly serve patients in the Greater Lakeland Area including Plant City, Lakeland Highlands, Auburndale, Kissimmee and more.