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.
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.
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