A simple scan can help diagnose osteoporosis before a fracture happens.
Osteoporosis mainly affects women after menopause and can cause a loss of bone mass, which makes your bones prone to breaking and fracturing easily. A DEXA scan is a quick, painless test that helps diagnose osteoporosis and can help assess your risk for developing it.
If any of these apply to you, you should talk to your doctor or other healthcare provider about getting a bone density test if you’ve never had one.
A physician’s referral is required. For appointments, call CAMC Central Scheduling at (304) 388-9677.