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  Bone Density Testing And Osteoporosis Screening In West Virginia Beaver Beckley  
     
 

Osteoporosis is a disorder of the bones characterized by a progressive loss of bone tissue/brittle bones, which can result in an increase in the risk of fractures, often from minor falls or strain that would not normally result in a fracture.

A routine x-ray examination can reveal osteoporosis, but by the time this can be detected using the conventional x-ray, the disease may have progressed significantly. Fortunately DEXA scan is available to:

  • Diagnose osteoporosis in earlier stages so that treatment can begin
  • Tracking the progression of osteoporosis
  • Monitoring the response to the treatment

 Beaver Family Clinic offers the state of the art technology in DEXA scan - Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry. This test measures bone density at two important body areas - the hip and the spine. The test is painless, simple to perform and usually takes less than 10 minutes. Dexa scan is very safe - the radiation exposure is minimal.

To have DEXA scan performed at our facility, a
Beaver Family Clinic health care provider must order the test.

Patient preparation:

  • No recent (within 72 hours ) barium or nuclear medicine scans
  • Please wear loose comfortable clothing

Bone Density

Osteoporosis is a disorder of the bones characterized by a progressive loss of bone tissue/brittle bones, which can result in an increase in the risk of fractures, often from minor falls or strain that would not normally result in a fracture.

A routine x-ray examination can reveal osteoporosis, but by the time this can be detected using the conventional x-ray, the disease may have progressed significantly.

Fortunately DEXA scan is available to:

  • Diagnose osteoporosis in earlier stages so that treatment can begin
  • Tracking the progression of osteoporosis
  • Monitoring the response to the treatment

Beaver Family Clinic offers the state of the art technology in DEXA scan - Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry. This test measures bone density at two important body areas - the hip and the spine. The test is painless, simple to perform and usually takes less than 10 minutes. Dexa scan is very safe - the radiation exposure is minimal.

To have DEXA scan performed at our facility, a Beaver Family Clinic health care provider must order the test.

Patient preparation:

  • No recent (within 72 hours ) barium or nuclear medicine scans
  • Please wear loose comfortable clothing

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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