Bone Density Testing
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Bone Density Testing
Osteoporosis is characterized by bone loss that can result in fractures. Nearly 50 percent of women and 25 percent of men older than 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime.
There are no early warning signs. Many people are unaware that they have osteoporosis until a fracture has occurred, typically involving the spine, hip or forearm.
An evaluation of your bone density, called a DXA measurement, can determine if you are at risk for osteoporotic fractures. The test uses a low-dose X-ray to measure the mineral content of the bones of your lower back, hip or sometimes the forearm.
The bone densitometry unit at the Women's Medicine Collaborative is located on West River Street in Providence. The unit provides services for men and women age 18 and older.
Women's Medicine Collaborative
The Women’s Medicine Collaborative at Lifespan provides multidisciplinary, patient-centered, personalized care to meet the unique health needs of women at all stages of life.
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a disease of the skeleton. It involves a loss of bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue. This leads to weak bones, which increases your chance of a fracture.
Learn more about the innovative bone disease research and clinical trials currently being conducted at Lifespan.