Bone Densitometry

What is a Bone Density Screening?

Also known as bone mineral density testing, this is a simple scan test to determine if Solis patients have or are at risk for osteoporosis — a disease that causes bone to become more fragile over time. The X-ray scan can determine if bones are starting to thin before a bone is broken. Solis patients and their doctors can then determine their best plan of action to slow or reverse the process. 

At Solis Mammography, we follow the recommendations of ISCD (International Society for Clinical Densitometry). Based on these guidelines, we suggest that healthy women begin regular bone density screening at age 65. Physicians may request bone density screening for younger patients based on existing medical conditions.

Timeline of Bone Densitometry