Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center is bringing back bone densitometry (DXA) to our facility.
Many of our patients and referring physicians have asked us to bring this service back to KCBC and we have listened to you!
A bone density test is the only test that can diagnose osteoporosis before a broken bone occurs. This test helps to estimate the density of your bones and your chance of breaking a bone.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends a bone density test of the hip and spine by a central DXA machine to diagnose osteoporosis.
DXA stands for dual energy x-ray absorptiometry.
You can find out whether you have osteoporosis or if you should be concerned about your bones by getting a bone density test.
Some people also call it a bone mass measurement test. This test uses a machine to measure your bone density. It estimates the amount of bone in your hip, spine and sometimes other bones. Your test result will help your healthcare provider make recommendations to help you protect your bones.
If you have any questions about whether or not you need a DXA, you should call your primary care physician or call KCBC at 865-584-0291 and we will be glad to help you.