State-of-the-Art Bone Density Testing & Osteoporosis Detection at North Suburban Medical Center in Thornton
Through full-body Densitometry or Bone Density Testing our specialists can identify low-bone mass throughout your body and help predict the likelihood of future fractures and damage to the bone.
About Densitometry Testing
Densitometry measurement using low-dose radiation is safe and painless. The entire procedures takes just a few minutes.
Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by low bone density. This means that you have less bone mass than when you were younger. Osteoporosis affects 25 million Americans, 80% of them women. Learn more about Osteoporosis
Should I Have a Bone Density Test?
Women who are at high risk for developing osteoporosis may want to consider regular bone density testing. Factors that increase the likelihood of developing osteoporosis include:
- Being menopausal/postmenopausal
- Family history of osteoporosis
- A thin or small body frame
- Being Caucasian or Asian
- Lack of exercise or activity
- Use of certain medications, such as corticosteroids and anticonvulsants
- Excessive intake of alcohol and/or caffeine
- Cigarette smoking
- A diet low in calcium
Schedule a Bone Density Test at North Suburban
For appointments, please call 303-457-7777. The Women’s Diagnostic Imaging Center is located in the North Suburban Medical Office Building at 9195 Grant Street, Suite 304 in Thornton. Free parking is available.