Bone Density Screening

As a part of your annual well woman exam or based on your health history, your physician may order a bone density screening.  The bone density screening is used to measure bone mineral density.  This measurement will give your physician information that shows if you potentially have osteoporosis or osteopaenia.

Rutherford OB-GYN Associates is equipped with a bone densitometer that measures bone density in the calcaneous (heel).  If your bone density screening shows that you have osteoporosis, your physician may send you to get a full body bone density scan.

If you have a family history of osteoporosis or have concerns about your bone health, ask your physician for more information.  If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call 828-287-7383 to schedule an appointment at the Rutherfordton Office.  If you would like to visit our Columbus Office, please call 828-894-2130.  If you are calling long distance, you may call our Toll-Free number: 800-422-8716.

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