Bone densitometry is a scan that measures the mineral content and density of bone. Bone density screenings are used in diagnosing and treating osteoporosis. The measurements are made by transmitting a very small amount of radiation through a section of bone. The radiation is measured by a computer and comparison charts are made. Bone densitometry is a specialty service of the Physicians East Departments of Endocrinology and Rheumatology.
Osteoporosis is known as as a "silent disease" because people often don't realize they have it until they experience a serious injury or break. The staggering truth is that sixty percent of all adults over the age of 50 are at risk for developing osteoporosis. If you're over 50, you should talk with your health care provider about scheduling a bone density test to check for signs of osteoporosis.
We currently offer bone density screenings at our Main Campus on Arlington Boulevard in Greenville, NC.
1850 W. Arlington Blvd.