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, we follow the recommendation of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and suggest that women begin bone density screenings at age 65. We also recommend that younger women only get screened if there are significant risk factors such as low BMI, a history of smoking, daily alcohol use, or rheumatoid arthritis.

Timeline of Bone Densitometry