Bone Densitometry: Kenosha Diagnostic Imaging Center
Bone Densitometry or Bone Density Scanning is a medical term referring to check the amount of matter in per square centimeter of bones. Bone density is used in clinical medicine as an indicator of diseases like osteoporosis and risk of fracture.
The term used here is ‘medical bone density’ and it is not a true physical density like other objects. It is measured by a procedure called Bone Densitometry, performed at a radiology center. The measurement is painless and totally non-invasive and involves minimal exposure to radiation.
There is an obvious association between poor bone density and risk of fracture. Fractures of the legs and pelvis due to falls are a significant public health problem, especially in elderly women, leading to higher medical expenses, inability to live independently, and even risk of death. Bone density measurements are used to screen women for osteoporosis risk.
With a Bone densitometry exam at our Kenosha imaging center you can detect osteoporosis, a potentially crippling disease characterized by the loss of bone tissue. Osteoporosis affects approximately 25 million Americans, 80 percent of whom are women. Approximately 50 percent of women over 50 are at risk of this type of fracture.
Also referred to as a DEXA scan (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptometry), bone densitometry is an exam to screen for low bone density or osteoporosis.
At Enhanced Medical Imaging of Kenosha, we send a very low dose of X-ray radiation through predetermined body regions. There is a sensor on the other side of the table that measures how many of the X-rays pass directly through the bone and how many are stopped by the bone. This information is then analyzed and processed by the technologist for our specially trained radiologists to interpret.
Your appointment will last 30 minutes. Enhanced Medical Imaging offers Bone Density at our Kenosha imaging center.