It is estimated the 10 million people in the U.S. (including 8 million women) have osteoporosis. What's more, almost 34 million more are estimated to have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis and fractures.
Individuals with osteoporosis have a higher risk of fractures of the hip, vertebrae and wrist, among others health factors. At St. Luke's, we believe it's important for women to understand their risk for osteoporosis and what can be done to prevent or slow the process of this disease.
DXA Bone Density Screening is the industry gold standard for bone density testing. It is used to detect osteoporosis and other bone disorders. The information the screening provides helps you and your doctor make effective decisions about preventative steps and treatment options. St. Luke's offers DXA Bone Density Screenings at their office at PCI Medical Pavilion and also at their Marion Campus.
For more information, e-mail us or call (319) 369-7216.