INTEGRIS offers comprehensive bone density scans and osteoporosis treatment throughout their clinics and hospitals in Oklahoma City and across the state. Patients 65 years or older should receive an annual bone density scan. Oklahoma physicians often include this in a standard battery of tests for seniors.
Osteoporosis is a disease affecting thousands of women. As women age, they often lose the density and strength of their bones, causing breakage-prone bones. This can be prevented with early treatment to re-build and fortify the skeletal system. Early detection of osteoporosis requires a bone density scan.
Who Should Get a Bone Density Scan?
Osteoporosis can affect anyone of any age; however, there are certain risk factors to pay attention to. If you fall in one of the following categories or have the following symptoms, talk to your doctor about having a bone density scan.
- Age 65 years or older
- Family history of osteoporosis
- History of calcium deficiency
- Repeated broken or fractured bones
- Loss of strength
What to Expect From Your Bone Density Scan
Bone density scans are relatively simple and similar to x-rays. The patient will be comfortably positioned on a table while the technician performs the scan. The scan will be painless and should take less than 30 minutes.
The bone density scan will alert your doctor to any weakness or abnormalities in your bones—such as cancer— and help them develop an appropriate treatment plan for you.
Why Choose INTEGRIS for Your Bone Density Scan
INTEGRIS is committed to providing comprehensive women’s services at our many locations across Oklahoma and Oklahoma City. Bone scans for women are included in the many services we offer in our clinics and hospitals across Oklahoma. Here are a few reasons you should choose INTEGRIS whenever you need a bone density scan.
- State-of-the-art equipment and facilities
- Award-winning women’s health services
- The INTEGRIS Cancer Institute of Oklahoma that specializes in all forms of cancer—including bone cancer.
- A team of dedicated OBGYN physicians and nurses
- A safe and comfortable environment
To schedule a bone density scan, call your local INTEGRIS clinic today or call our national HealthLine at 1-888-951-2277.