Loss of bone strength due to aging, menopause and some medical conditions can cause osteopenia or osteoporosis—increasing your risk of bone fractures. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, nearly 55% of people older than 50 are at risk of osteoporosis. Great Lakes Medical Imaging helps physicians evaluate your risk through bone densitometry, which produces the most accurate evaluation of bone mass available. The American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommends that women older than 40 have a baseline bone densitometry exam.
Bone densitometry is an enhanced form of x-ray technology used to measure bone mineral density. It is a non-invasive procedure that captures images of the inside of your body. Once images are captured, radiologists review the images and create a report for your general physician. Contrast materials are not required for this procedure.
To schedule a bone densitometry exam, please contact us.