EAD Imaging Center
Endocrinologists use specialized equipment to assist
in the diagnosis, evaluation and prevention* of
osteoporosis, the determination of body fat composition
and the diagnosis thyroid disorders.
The medical equipment at our on-site facility
represents the most modern technology available:
- The bone density test utilizes a form of imaging
called Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) to
measure bone strength (bone mineral density). The
procedure is easy, painless, and quick, taking only
about 10 minutes. Moreover it has a high degree of
safety because the exposure to radiation is much
lower than that of a routine chest X-ray. DEXA
technology is also used to measure body fat
composition, providing information that is useful to
patients who wish to improve their general fitness
as well as certain serious medical conditions.
*It has been recommended that women
have a periodic bone density test in order to prevent
the hazardous complications of osteoporosis. For more
information about bone density testing, visit the
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about bone densitometry during your office visit.
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