We are proud to offer comprehensive osteoporosis prevention and treatment at Milledgeville OBGYN Associates through the performance, interpretation, and management of in-house bone densitometry. Located in Milledgeville, GA, we are dedicated to caring for and treating our patients.
What Is a Bone Density Test?
A bone density test is the only test that can diagnose osteoporosis before a broken bone occurs. This test helps to estimate the density of your bones and allows your healthcare provider to calculate your risk of breaking a bone. The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends a bone density test of the hip and spine for women no later than the age of 65.
What to Expect
When you come in for a test, you will lie on a table underneath the scanner and the low-dose X-rays forms a fan beam that rotates around you. During the test, the scanner moves to capture images of your spine, hip, or wrist. A computer then calculates your bone strength and density by comparing your results to the average results of your age group and younger age groups in the U.S. The test takes about 20 minutes to complete and is painless. After your bone density test is done, it will be read by Katie Webster, FNP-BC, who is a Certified Clinical Densitometrist. If you require counseling on your results, you will follow up with Katie in the office. Our office also acts as an infusion center for multiple injectable and intravenous osteoporosis treatments.