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Bone Density Tests Help You Know Your Risk of Osteoporosis

According to the National Institutes of Health, up to 50% of women and up to 25% of men over the age of 50 will suffer a broken bone because of osteoporosis. Palmetto Tri-County Primary Care uses bone density testing, or DXA scans, to assess your osteoporosis risk.

Bone density scans use X-rays to determine how much calcium is contained in the bones of the hip, spine, andĀ arm. Before these tests were developed, patients could only be diagnosed with osteoporosis after a bone was broken. After your bone density procedure, our doctors and staff will review your scans in our Lancaster, SC office. If you are diagnosed with osteoporosis, a treatment plan will be developed to help you stay strong and safe. This may include prescribing special bone density medications to increase bone density.

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