K. Anthony Shanbour, MD ObGyn Oklahoma City OK

Osteoporosis Evaluation / Bone Density Screening

Bone density scanning, also known as bone densitometry or a DEXA scan, is a noninvasive procedure used to determine the extent of bone loss and assess a patient's risk of osteoporosis by measuring bone mineral density. It is most commonly performed on the lower spine and hips and allows patients to take preventive measures against osteoporosis before they experience a broken bone.

Dr. K. Anthony Shanbour use DEXA (Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) technology for our bone densitometry exams. DEXA is an enhanced X-ray image that provides the most accurate measurements of bone density currently available by using low dose radiation. When used over time, DEXA can detect even the smallest gain or loss in bone density to help detect or diagnose conditions such as osteoporosis.

 

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