Bone Density Testing
Bone Density Test
Some women are at greater risk for osteoporosis
- decrease of bone mass and density as
a result of the depletion of bone calcium and protein - than others. You physician can
help you determine your risk of developing osteoporosis by taken your personal an family medical
history, and by performing a bone density test or bone mass measurement.
Please bring your physician order with you to your appointment and arrive
a few minutes early. Dress comfortably, but do not wear clothes with metal buttons, buckles,
or zippers. You will not be required to disrobe for this exam
What Is A Bone Density Test?
A bone density test, measures the strength and density of your bones as
you approach menopause and, when the test is repeated some time later, can
help determine how quickly you are losing bone mass and density. This test
is painless, noninvasive, and safe. Results compare your bone density with
standards for what is expected for someone your age, gender, and size and to the
optimal peak bone density of a healthy young adult of the same
Schedule Your Appointment
Bone density testing is provided in the Center for Breast
Health located at 351 Delnor Drive, Suite 201, on the hospital
campus. To schedule an appointment, call (630) 762-6400. A physician
order is required.