Bone Densitometry

How Healthy are Your Bones?

A bone mineral density test* (BMD), is a non-invasive and painless test and the best way to determine the health of your bones. The quick test is very similar to having an x-ray taken, but uses much less radiation. The higher your bone mineral content, the denser your bones are. And the denser your bones, the stronger they generally are and the less likely they are to break. At Women’s Health Associates, we use this test to identify osteoporosis, to determine your risk for fractures and monitor your response to an osteoporosis treatment.
* Bone density tests are not the same as bone scans. Bone scans require an injection beforehand and are usually used to detect fractures, cancer, infections and other abnormalities in the bone.

Women’s Health Associates offers state-of-the-art bone densitometry to:

  • Identify decreases in bone density before you break a bone
  • Determine your risk of broken bones (fractures)
  • Confirm a diagnosis of osteoporosis if you've experienced broken bones
  • Monitor osteoporosis treatment

The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends bone density testing if:

  • You're a woman age 65 or older
  • You're a postmenopausal woman under age 65 with
    one or more risk factors for osteoporosis
  • You're a woman between age 50 and 70 with one or more
    risk factors for osteoporosis
  • You're older than age 50 and you've experienced a broken bone
  • You're a postmenopausal woman and you are not on any
    hormone replacement therapy.

Calcium Counter
Calcium is the key to bone health. Do you know what your calcium count is?

Call Dr. Wool and Women’s Health Associates for an appointment to talk about your bone health and risk of osteoporosis. Dr. Wool and the Westfield office are fully certified as an ISCD bone density testing site. Contact Us Today

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