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Before your appointment for bone density scanning
Preparing for Your Infusion
Bone density scanning, also called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA or DXA) or bone densitometry, is an enhanced form of x-ray technology that is used to measure bone loss. DEXA is today's established standard for measuring bone mineral density (BMD) to assess a patient for osteopenia (diminished bone density) or osteoporosis (when bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue).
LPG Rheumatology employs the latest technology to measure and monitor patients’ bone density. The simple 20-minute procedure uses very low radiation exposure. In addition, we are able to scan the spine to look for any new compression fractures or changes to existing ones.
Our onsite x-ray technicians and x-ray equipment are valuable assets to LPG Rheumatology. This service helps us centralize your treatments, get information in a timely fashion, and make your life a little easier. Having radiology capability immediately available also helps to provide a faster, more accurate diagnosis. When you are in pain, every minute counts.
Oral medications sometimes are ineffective, and patient care requires intravenous therapy. LPG Rheumatology has a comfortable, convenient in-house infusion suite where up to three patients at a time can get the treatment they need. To make the time pass as pleasantly as possible, there is free Wi-Fi service, and complimentary beverages, snacks and light lunches are available.
Lab tests aid in the diagnosis of and screening for rheumatologic diseases. Blood also is drawn to monitor for medication side effects, allowing the physicians to prescribe safely and effectively.
We believe that the discomfort caused by inflammatory diseases should not be compounded by inconvenient trips to medical labs. LPG Rheumatology’s in-house Lifespan lab has two full-time phlebotomists on staff to take care of your testing needs.