Bone densitometry, also called a bone mineral density test (BMD) or DEXA scan, is a diagnostic procedure that measures the strength of bones throughout the body. The test assesses the amount of calcium in various bones and can provide doctors with the likelihood of future fractures as well. Although millions of Americans are suffering from osteoporosis, many do not know it until they fracture or break a bone.
Bone densitometry allows our doctors to screen for osteoporosis before fractures occur. The test is extremely quick and completely painless, and can allow your primary care physician to choose the best preventative option for you.