Dexa

DEXA – BONE DENSITOMETRY

With a bone mineral density scan, also known as DEXA, Tower Imaging Valencia Radiologists can identify early osteoporosis and monitor treatment. Patients will have the confidence of excellent exam quality, and personal and professional service.

Usually with no symptoms until fractures occur, osteoporosis may progress silently for decades. Plus, women have a greater risk of developing osteoporosis and are three times more likely to suffer from an osteoporotic fracture than men. For these reasons, early detection is crucial to prevention and medical management

WHO SHOULD BE TESTED

  • Women over 50 years old
  • Postmenopausal, plus – at least 1 risk factor besides menopause, or, – a fracture
  • Considering osteoporosis therapy
  • On prolonged hormone replacement therapy

OSTEOPOROSIS FACTORS

  • Female
  • Caucasian
  • Advanced age
  • History of bone fracture
  • A small thin frame
  • Family history
  • Removal of the ovaries
  • Early menopause
  • A low calcuim diet
  • Lack of exercise
  • Eating disorders
  • Steroids or anti convulsants
  • Alcohol and tobacco use

 

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