Bone Density Testing (DXA)

Bone density testing (DXA) is the most appropriate way to measure bone density and is an important tool for assessing the future risk of fracture. It is a painless procedure that exposes patients to minimal radiation. The scan typically takes 10 to 20 minutes and images the lower (lumbar) spine and both hips. In some instances, a measurement is also taken of the non-dominant forearm.

We pioneered DXA testing in the Charlotte community and were the first to offer DXA testing in 1987. We also utilize recent advances in evaluation of fracture risk by including vertebral fracture assessment (VFA) and trabecular bone score (TBS) in some studies. DXA testing along with VFA and TBS are offered at both of our locations and often can be combined with your visit on the same day.


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