Bone density screening is fast and painless
Osteoporosis is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in the United States. To keep you a step ahead of this common health concern, Women’s Health Texas offers bone density screening in Austin.
The lifetime risk of hip fracture in women is greater than the risk of breast, endometrial and ovarian cancer combined. After age 65 the incidence of hip fractures in women is greater than the incidence of stroke, breast cancer and diabetes. One in every two women over the age of 50 will have an osteoporotic fracture. Studies estimate up to 20 percent of women with an osteoporotic fracture will die within 1 year from related disability.
Early diagnosis and treatment of bone loss is important to preventing osteoporosis. Because osteoporosis screening is so important, we provide convenient bone density screening in Austin.
Our bone density screening services
If you need bone density testing, your physician will discuss it with you at your annual well woman visit.
We provide both peripheral heel bone density screening as well as central bone density screening. Bone density testing is appropriate for women with risk factors, such as family history, eating disorders, thyroid disease, long intervals of absent menses, and use of medications that adversely affect bones such as Depo-Provera and steroids. Women who are peri-menopausal/menopausal should also consider bone density testing as bone loss usually increases after menses cease.
Bone density screening is fast and painless. The procedure is done in a quiet, relaxing room and takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.
Schedule osteoporosis screening in Austin
To schedule your bone density screening, contact us. Our technician is certified by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry. Your osteoporosis screening results are available immediately, and copies of the results are given to you and your Women’s Health Texas physician.