Osteoporosis is the loss of bone density that can lead to serious health problems, particularly bone fractures. Ten million Americans are affected by osteoporosis and most of them are women. One in two women will have a fracture related to osteoporosis in their lifetime.
The physicians at IGO Medical recognize the importance of the prevention and early detection of this debilitating disease in optimizing the quality of life for middle-aged women and beyond. It is important to detect bone loss early when therapy can greatly prevent further loss and actually improve bone structure. Women can conveniently have this test done during their annual exam, Pap, and/or their mammogram.
Our facility uses Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) to measure the bone density of the spine and hip. It is currently the most accurate test available. Our licensed X-ray technologists perform this fast, safe, and pain-free test using our Lunar machine. For any inquiries, contact our clinic at 858-455-1248.