Bone Density Scans
Trinity Hospital of Augusta is committed to providing patients with preventative and diagnostic Bone Density Scans through the use of our DEXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) densitometer. Bone density test are excellent for patients with a fracture risk commonly caused by low bone mass – a disease called Osteoporosis.
Increased risk factors for Osteoporosis:
- A family history of osteoporosis
- A small thin frame
- Certain medical conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis
- Taking certain medicines
- Lifestyle factors such as alcohol use, smoking, drinking cola, and little exercise.
To schedule a bone density procedure, please call our Central Scheduling Department at (706) 481-7535 for an appointment.