Obstetrics & Gynecology: DXA Scan Service
Obstetrics & Gynecology is pleased to offer our patients the DXA Scan Service, now conveniently located in our offices in the Berry Women’s Health Pavilion at Miami Valley Hospital.
What is a DXA scan?
A DXA scan is an enhanced form of X-ray that measures bone loss. It is the standard test for measuring bone mineral density. This noninvasive medical test is used to diagnose bone loss and monitor the effects of treatment. The patient remains fully dressed, and the test usually takes less than 15 minutes.
The DXA scan is most often used to diagnose osteoporosis, a condition that can affect women after menopause. Patients with osteoporosis experience a gradual loss of calcium that causes the bones to become more fragile and more likely to break.
Who should have a DXA scan?
To schedule an appointment, call (937) 208-6810.