For aging Americans, monitoring bone density is an important part of preventing and detecting osteopathic issues. The DEXA Scan (Dual X-Ray Absorptiometry) is a standard imaging modality that the radiology team at Medical Imaging of Grapevine can use to ensure early detection of conditions like osteopenia and osteoporosis, and the promotion of bone health.
Medical Imaging of Grapevine is owned and operated by a team of board-certified, fellowship-trained radiologists with a broad record of experience in this and many other imaging methods, giving you the peace of mind that comes with affordable care from a team of experts you can trust.
Adults over 50, or at unusually high risk for osteopenia and osteoporosis, should consider opting for a DEXA scan. Even if you don't think you're part of a high-risk group, a simple scan can provide the radiologists at Medical Imaging of Grapevine a clear reading of your bone density, allowing them to give you all the tools you need to protect the health of your bones.
The scan works much like a basic X-Ray procedure. The machine creates X-Ray beams and send these frequencies through the bones in your hip, spine or forearm, and measure how much of the ray passes through the bones in that area. This gives us an accurate reading of your bone density, and with these results you can get a better picture of whether or not you should seek treatment to prevent bone fractures or breaks in the future.
Your physician may recommend a DEXA scan if you:
- Are a woman 60 years of age and have experienced bone fractures or breaks in recent years
- Are a woman 65 years of age or older
- Have a family history of osteoporosis
A DEXA Scan can provide insights into the health of your bones that may prove well worth it in your advancing age. Medical Imaging of Grapevine offers DEXA Scans and many other imaging modalities with world-class care at a fraction of the cost of a hospital-affiliated imaging center. Ask your doctor if a DEXA Scan could benefit you going forward.
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