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Osteoporosis Treatment -Chicago-

At the Orthopaedic and Rehabiliation Centers our physicians utilize bone density testing to assist in diagnosing and monitoring the treatment of osteoporosis. If your orthopaedic surgeon or primary care physician orders a bone density examination we can perform this test here in our office. It is a simple and painless examination that takes only about 15 minutes to perform. Our highly trained radiography staff will assist and guide you through this process.

Why is bone density testing available?

Bone density tests are the most practical way to accurately measure the density of your bones. The examination estimates the amount of bone mineral content in specific areas of your body, including the spine, hip and forearm, and in the total body. A physician assesses the risk factors and will review the results of a Bone Mineral Density test. When bone density tests are repeated over time, they can help your doctor track your rate of bone loss.

How is the bone density test done?

A Bone Density test is a very simple and painless test. You will be asked to lay still during the test. An arm will pass over the region of your body being measured. A dual-energy beam of x-ray passes through your body and is measured by a detector in the arm. This technology is called Dual-Energy X-ray Aborptiometry or DEXA. The Eclipse(tm) bone densitometer works by measuring the amount of x-rays that are absorbed by the bones in your body. The two x-ray energies allow the machine to tell the difference between bone and soft tissue, giving a very accurate estimation of bone density.

Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers, S.C.
Address: 5616 N. Western Avenue , 60659
Chicago, Illinois
Telephone: (773) 878-6233
Fax: (773) 878-2688
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