Piedmont OB/GYN offers osteoporosis screening utilizing DEXA (dual energy X-ray absortiometry) screening technology. A DEXA scan images the hip and spine measuring bone density to detect osteoporosis before fractures occur. Valerie Snyder, our nurse practioner, performs all our scans and offers comprehensive counseling on bone health and osteoporosis prevention and treatment. Complete DEXA scans are performed at our downtown/ Faris Rd location.
To prepare for your scan:
- wear loose clothing without metal items
- do not take any calcium supplements, Tums, or Rolaids for 24 hours prior to your appointment