What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become thin, porous, and more likely to fracture or break. It is called a “silent disease" because typically there are no symptoms. People may not know they have osteoporosis until they have a facture or until the disease is detected by a bone mineral density test.

How should I prepare for my DEXA Scan?

- Three days prior to your scheduled DEXA avoid CT Scans and MRI tests.
- On the day of your DEXA Scan do not take your calcium pills or any multi-vitamin with calcium in it.
- Wear clothing without zippers and metal buttons.