Lakeside Women's Hospital

Osteoporosis and Bone Density Testing

Prevent Osteoporosis with the help of our specialists at Lakeside Women’s Hospital in Oklahoma City. Osteoporosis, which means "porous bones," causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that even mild stresses like bending over, lifting a vacuum cleaner or coughing can cause a fracture. In most cases, bones weaken when you have low levels of calcium, phosphorus and other minerals in your bones.

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A common result of osteoporosis is fractures — most of them in the spine, hip or wrist. Although it's often thought of as a women's disease, osteoporosis also affects many men. Aside from people who have osteoporosis, many more have low bone density.

Osteoporosis is a reduction of the density mass of bones. With this health condition bones become porous and brittle, which greatly increases the risk of a fracture. Bone Density Screenings at Lakeside are provided to men and women with the use of the latest technology. DXA is the most accurate and advanced test available for measuring bone density. The DXA is more sensitive than ordinary x-rays and can diagnose bone loss earlier than other technologies. DXA is safe, painless and precise and uses minimal radiation to determine the bone density of the lumbar spine, hips and forearm. Lakeside technologists, physicians and staff using the DXA are certified by the International Society of CLinical Densitometry (ISCD). Your scan will be read by a physician who is a certified clinical densitometrist. This physician will make recommendations for care and treatment to your primary care physician. 

Contact us at 405-936-1530 today to schedule your osteoporosis screening in Oklahoma City.

Download the Bone Density Questionnaire