Osteoporosis is a growing health concern among men and women worldwide. But it is also one of the most preventable diseases today. Statistics show that 1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men over age 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in his or her lifetime. Identifying and treating patients, who have yet sustained a fracture or those who are at risk of a fracture, will substantially reduce the long-term burden of osteoporosis.
Leading the way in providing the most advanced bone density scanning capabilities, Saint Agnes offers The DiscoveryTM from Hologic® − used to detect bone thinning at its earliest stages, and indicate how quickly the disease is spreading for those diagnosed.
Considered the standard for measuring bone mineral density, bone density scanning uses a very small dose of radiation, and is quick and painless. Unlike many providers who offer bone scanning, Saint Agnes has a team of specially accredited radiologists who read the bone scans to ensure the most accurate results possible. Additionally, the Saint Agnes Breast Center can conveniently schedule a bone density study along with a mammogram.
To schedule a bone density scan at Saint Agnes Breast Center, please call (559) 450-5656.