• Panhandle OBGYN

THREE REASONS FOR A BONE DENSITY TEST

Why Should Patients Get Bone Density Tested?

Panhandle OB/GYN’s bone density test assesses these major health concerns:

  • Identifying decreases in bone density before you break a bone.

  • Determining your risk of broken bones and fracture

  • Monitoring osteoporosis treatment

Benefits of Our Bone Density Test

  • Comfortable for the patient

  • Fast exam time

  • Low x-ray dose

How Do I Prepare for My Bone Density Test?

Our bone density tests are easy, fast and painless.  Patients should simply wear loose, comfortable clothing without zippers, belts or buttons. You will be asked to remove keys, change and other metal objects from pockets.


During the test, patients lie comfortably on a padded platform while a mechanical arm passes over their body.  The test takes around 10 minutes.


How Do I Understand My Bone Density Test Results?

Your provider will review a copy of your test results and notify you by telephone or letter of the results.  If the results indicate a need for treatment, you will be contacted by the office to schedule an appointment.


How Do I Make a Bone Density Test Appointment?

Talk to your Panhandle Obstetrics and Gynecology provider about scheduling your bone density test to stay on top of your health so you can continue to live a long, active life