- We offer state-of-the-art bone scan testing to detect the presence of osteoporosis and other conditions that cause bone weakness.
- The Mountainside Bone Health Center can effectively diagnosis and treat osteoporosis to prevent painful bone fractures and other medical problems that can result from accidents and falls due to bone fragility.
About Bone Densitometry
Bone density scanning, also known as dual-energy, x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) or bone densitometry
, is an enhanced form of x-ray
technology used to measure bone mineral density
(BMD) and loss of bone mass. DXA is most often performed on the lower spine and hips. However, the entire body is sometimes scanned. Body scans are painless, non-invasive procedures with great accuracy in detecting the presence and degree of lost bone mass.