DXA Scan (Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry)
Among our many services, we also offer DXA scan in our South Clinton Avenue location. A DXA scan is a specialized test that measures the bone density in various sites of the body. A DXA scan can detect osteoporosis before a fracture occurs, predict your chances of fracturing in the future and determine your rate of bone loss.
By having your DXA scan at Women Gynecology and Childbirth Associates, your test will be performed in an environment that is familiar to you with staff that you may already know. Your OB/Gyn will view your DXA scan report in a timely manner and have access to your medical record, including medications you may currently be taking.
DXA Center of Excellence by GE Healthcare
Women Gynecology & Childbirth Associates, P.C. has been named a DXA Center of Excellence by GE Healthcare for outstanding patient care in the fight against osteoporosis and metabolic diseases.
About the DXA Scan
The bone density test (DXA Scan) is a painless examination. It is an image of your hip and spine. The examination should last approximately 20-30 minutes. You do not have to remove your clothes.
To prepare for your DXA Scan, please:
- Wear comfortable, loose clothing.
- Do not wear clothing with metal items such as zippers, snaps, buttons or buckles.
- Do not take any Tums, Rolaids or any other calcium supplement for 24 hours before your appointment. Remove navel rings, if applicable.
- Our DXA machine has a 350 lb weight limit.
Contact us if you have any questions, and we will be happy to assist you. If you need to change your appointment, please contact us at (585) 244-3430 at least 24 - 48 hours in advance of your appointment date.
Information on Osteoporosis Treatments click below:
Vitamin D Levels Should Be Checked Annually
Please see the links below on how to best maintain healthy Vitamin D and Calcium levels.
MAY IS NATIONAL OSTEOPOROSIS AWARENESS MONTH!
Why Healthy Living is Important: Osteoporosis prevention should begin in childhood. But it shouldn't stop there. Whatever your age, the habits you adopt now can affect your bone health for the rest of your life. Now is the time to take action. For more information go to the National Osteoporosis Foundation at www.nof.org and click on About Osteoporosis.