You cannot copy content of this website, your IP is being recorded

Bone Density Test in Katy, TX

Bone Density Test in Katy, TX

A bone density scan, also known as a DEXA scan, is a type of low-dose x-ray test that measures calcium and other minerals in your bones. At the Medical Office of Katy, our experienced doctors provide complete and comprehensive care. For more information, contact us today or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 23960 Katy Fwy Ste 320 Katy, TX, 77494. We serve patients from Katy TX, Park Row TX, Cinco Ranch TX, Brookshire TX, Pittsville TX and Mission Bend TX.

Bone Density Test Near Me in Katy, TX
Bone Density Test Near Me in Katy, TX

Table of Contents:

How do you prepare for a bone density test?
What can you expect during a bone density test?

A number of tests have been developed to screen for bone density so that problems can be identified early and treatment can begin before symptoms worsen. Although peripheral bone density screens may not always indicate osteoporosis, they can assist in identifying persons who would benefit from a comprehensive bone density test.

How do you prepare for a bone density test?

A bone density test requires very little preparation. You should not take calcium supplements for 24 hours before the test, but you can otherwise go about your daily routine. When you arrive for your appointment, avoid wearing anything with buttons or zippers that will obstruct the scanning area.

What can you expect during a bone density test?

The amount of calcium and other bone-supporting minerals in sections of bone in the hip, spine, or forearm is measured using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, or DXA, a sophisticated type of X-ray technology.

For more information, contact us today or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Katy TX, Park Row TX, Cinco Ranch TX, Brookshire TX, Pittsville TX and Mission Bend TX.