Billings Clinic
Especially For:

Radiology Services (Diagnostic Imaging)

  DEXA Scan: Bone Health and Osteoporosis

Facts

DEXA
  • Osteoporosis is a potentially crippling disease that affects over 75 million people worldwide.
  • Osteoporosis is one of the most preventable diseases today.
  • Each year over one million people have a hip fracture which can devastate a person's ability to walk unassisted and in 50% of the cases, a person may never regain their independence
  • Lifetime risk - 1 in 2 Caucasian women will develop osteoporosis

Testing Facts

  • DEXA is the most superior technology for measuring bone health.
  • A bone density test measures the health of bones
  • A physician referral is needed to take this test
  • VFA (vertebral fracture assessment) is used to assess the spine for fractures and can be performed easily at the time of bone density examination.

To Make An Appointment

  • In Billings, call 406-238-2501 or 1-800-332-7156.
  • In Miles City, call 406-233-7000.
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Radiology Overview
DEXA: Bone Health & Osteoporosis
Radiology Physicians

For more information on your radiology procedure, talk to your physician or call the registered nurses at HealthLine.
406-255-8400
1-800-252-1246



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