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Bone Density Test

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Bone density peaks in your early twenties. From there on, you must make an increasing effort to maintain sufficient calcium and mineral levels for bone health (especially if you are female). Bone density loss can lead to osteoporosis, where brittle bones can break even with a sneeze. Periodic bone density testing is the only way to ensure strong bones throughout your future.. Periodic bone density testing is the only way to ensure strong bones throughout your future. 

Painless, non-invasive and safe, a bone density scan measures bone mineral content and density. The scan is performed by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). During the test, photons are beamed below you, while at the same time, an X-ray above you measures how many photons are stopped by your bones. The results show whether your bone mass is decreasing, and if so, how fast. Together, we can help you prevent future fractures and maintain bone health.