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Bone Density Scanning

A DEXA Scan, (for Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) or Bone Densitometry, measures mineral content in the bones. It involves an extremely small dose of radiation that determines your bone mineral density. It compares your measurements to a reference population based on your age, weight, sex and ethnic background.

Your physician uses this information to diagnose bone status and risk of fracture. Low bone density is caused by osteoporosis, causing bones to become brittle. Osteoporosis is responsible for 1.5 million fractures in the United States each year. Half of the women over age 50 can expect to suffer an osteoporotic fracture during their lifetime.

If detected, preventive therapy can be prescribed to slow or halt bone loss and, in some cases, reverse it.

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For more information or to schedule an appointment please call us at:

St. Joseph’s University Medical Center - 973.754.4343

St. Joseph’s Ambulatory Imaging Center at Clifton - 973.569.6300

St. Joseph’s University Imaging - 973.595.1300

St. Joseph’s University Medical Center
703 Main Street
Paterson, NJ 07503
 
St. Joseph’s Ambulatory Imaging Center at Clifton
1135 Broad Street
Clifton, NJ 07103
 
St. Joseph’s University Imaging
224 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ 07470
 
 
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