Osteoporosis Screenings

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Osteoporosis related fractures affect 1 out of every 2 women over the age of 50. This is a growing, hidden epidemic that is disabling or even worse. The good news is that osteoporosis may be preventable with early detection and customized treatment plan. What can you do about it? Get screened today! It’s fast, safe, and easy. Call us at (888) 311-6322.

Q: How much does the screening cost?

A: This program is free to our patients

Q: How does the osteoporosis screening machine work?

A: It uses gentle ultrasound waves similar to that of a prenatal ultrasound to determine bone density inside your foot. A report is generated based on the ultrasound test that will tell you if you have osteoporosis.

Q: What kind of osteoporosis screening unit is it?

A: It is a GE achilles ultrasound osteoporosis-screening machine.

Q: Does this machine use x-rays?

A: There are no X-rays involved. It uses gentle ultrasound waves similar to that of a prenatal ultrasound to determine bone density inside your foot.

Q: How long does the procedure take?

A: Less than 2 minutes

Q: Will there be someone to review the test with me?

A: Yes, A Medical Provider will review your test results and make recommendations based on the results. This may include exercise, diet, or medications.

Q: How often am I supposed to do the screening?

A: If test result is normal, repeat in 5 years If early bone loss (osteopenia) or osteoporosis, repeat in 2 to 3 years

Q: Who is recommended to get the screening?

A: Any female 65 and over, or any female with the following:

  • Spinal abnormalities
  • Early menopause
  • History of fractures
  • Medications such as (steroids)
  • Medical conditions such as parathyroid and pituatary problems
  • Insufficient intake of calcium and vitamin D
  • Low body weight
  • Smoking or alcoholic consumption
  • Ethnicity/Race (usually White, Asian and Latino are higher risk)
  • Poor nutrition
  • Lack of exercise

Q: How accurate is the test results?

A: It is very accurate and comparable to other osteoporosis screenings, such as DEXA scan which uses x-rays. Our achilles screen uses safe ultrasound only.