Office Hours

Mon-Fri

8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Sat

8:30 am - Noon


Sun

CLOSED


Walk-ins welcome if you need care right away!
Telephone No.(308) 865-2767

Bone Density Testing

A bone density test can help determine if you may have osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease that makes your bones break more easily.


Dexascan

 

A bone density test measures how much calcium and other minerals are in your bones.  Doctors use a machine, which works like an x-ray machine, to scan your bones.  Bone density tests are recommended for women over 65 years old, men over 70 years old and other people with certain risk factors, including a family history of osteoporosis, or a personal history of arthritis, early menopause, hormone treatment, kidney disease, easily broken bones, smoking, use of corticosteroid medications or alcohol use.  People who have become shorter over time may also have or be at risk for osteoporosis.

Learn more about bone density testing by calling our office.  Information about bone density testing and osteoporosis is also availalbe at WebMD:  http://www.webmd.com/osteoporosis/guide/who-needs-bone-density-testing