Osteoporosis is a bone disease associated with decrease in the bone mineral density leading to a high risk of fractures. Women 65 years of age or older, anyone with family history of osteoporosis, juveniles who are suffering with weak bones from birth, diabetics, those suffering with kidney stones, intestinal disorders, and any type of bone related issues are at high risk for developing the disease. Along with a calcium enriched diet, sensible, weight-bearing exercise, and medications, this scan should be part of the medical evaluation for all menopausal women and women at high risk.
A bone density scan done by Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) can identify persons at risk for Osteoporosis. The scan evaluates and detects early deterioration of bone mass and can measure the success of treatment for patients with Osteoporosis and Osteopenia.
Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry helps to show actual bone density and gives quick results. This device passes X-ray radiations through the bones and alterations of the X-ray beams are produced depending on the depth of the bones.
The bone density is evaluated after passing one or two rounds of X-ray radiation. This scanning method mainly evaluates the spine and hips. These scan screens and recognizes the degradation of bone mass in the budding stage and can also help to evaluate the favorable outcome of treatment for osteoporosis sufferers. For more information contact one of our screening centers below.
Bethesda • 301-530-2235
10215 Fernwood Road, Suite 101
Bethesda, MD 20817
Frederick • 301-663-6171
61 Thomas Johnson Drive
Frederick, MD 21702
Rockville • 301-424-3444
15215 Shady Grove Road, Suite 300
Rockville, MD 20850
Silver Spring • 301-681-9101
10313 Georgia Ave., Suite 202
Silver Spring, MD 20902
1165 Imperial Drive Suite 300
Hagerstown, MD, 21740
Important Insurance Information
Most insurance plans allow members to have osteoporosis screenings at our office locations. Check with your insurance plan to find out if your plan includes coverage for osteoporosis bone density screenings. Some insurance plans restrict access to designated radiology facilities, including: BlueChoice HMO, Adventist HealthNet, and some CareFirst National Account Service Company (NASCO) plans. Click here to view our Insurances Accepted at each CWC office.