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Bone Densitometry

Photo of bone scan deviceOsteoporosis is a progressive disease characterized by decreased bone density and increased bone fragility.  It is a complex disease that may progress silently for decades Ė there may be no symptoms until fractures occur.  Bone loss is the major risk factor that can be modified in mid-life to reduce fracture risk. Early detection is essential.

EMMC has a state-of-the-art Bone Densitometry machine made by General Electric.  A complete body scan takes three minutes and requires no more from you than to lay down during the scan.  The scan has a low level x-ray and is very safe.

In the United States, over 28 million people are at high risk of developing osteoporosis. Up to 1.5 million fractures a year are attributable to osteoporosis. Women are at the greatest risk. One third of Caucasian women over the age of 50 have osteoporosis, yet nearly 80% remain undiagnosed. After menopause, a womanís risk of suffering an osteoporotic spine or femur fracture is 30% or three times that of a manís.

If you are a menopausal women, or taking steroid therapy or thyroid medication, contact us about scheduling a Bone Density exam.  There are treatments for bone loss.

Request an appointment for a Bone Scan.  More Questions? Please contact us.

 

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