300 Prospect Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Levi Physical Therapy Clinic
147 Section Line Rd
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Bone Density Procedure
At Levi Hospital, we understand the importance of maintaining strong and healthy bones. That's why we offer a comprehensive bone density testing program to help diagnose and monitor conditions such as osteoporosis. Our bone density testing program utilizes state-of-the-art technology, including the DEXA scan, to provide accurate and reliable results.
Bone Density Test
A bone density test, also known as a bone density scan or DEXA bone scan, is a simple and painless procedure that measures the density of bones. This is an important test, especially for postmenopausal women, to determine the risk of osteoporosis, which is a condition that causes bones to become weak and brittle, making them more susceptible to fractures.
During a DEXA bone density test procedure, the patient lies on a table while a scanner arm passes over their body, emitting low-dose X-rays that are absorbed differently by bone and soft tissue. The scanner then measures the amount of X-ray energy that passes through the bone, producing images that show the density of the bones in the spine, hip, or other areas of the body. The test is quick, non-invasive, and painless, and typically takes only 10-20 minutes to complete.
At Levi Hospital, our team of experienced and skilled professionals works closely with patients to ensure a comfortable and stress-free experience. We understand that getting a bone density test can be intimidating, but our friendly and knowledgeable staff will guide you through every step of the process.
Our bone density testing program at Levi Hospital offers comprehensive evaluations, including the DEXA scan, which is the gold standard for measuring bone density. This advanced technology allows us to detect even small changes in bone density and to accurately diagnose conditions like osteoporosis. If osteoporosis is diagnosed, our team will work with patients to develop a personalized treatment plan, which may include medication, lifestyle changes, and other therapies to help manage the condition.
If you are looking for a reliable and comprehensive bone density testing program, look no further than Levi Hospital. Our team of professionals is dedicated to providing patients with the highest quality care and the latest technology to ensure accurate and reliable results. Contact us today to schedule your bone density test and take the first step in maintaining healthy and strong bones.