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At California Hospital Medical Center’s Los Angeles Center for Women’s Health, we care for you from birth through life’s changes. For wellness and prevention to help you age gracefully, we offer bone density assessment.
Osteoporosis is a bone-thinning disease that can lead to debilitating fractures, typically in the spine, hip and wrist. Although the condition is often considered a “women’s diseases,” men may also be affected.
Many people don’t know they have osteoporosis until they have a fracture or have a bone density scan, also known as a bone mineral density (BMD) test. A bone density scan is a simple, non-invasive test that measures a person’s bone density or volume of calcium and minerals within bone tissue.
Bone density screening can help to:
The Nation Osteoporosis Foundation recommends that you have a bone density test it:
A bone density test may also be necessary if you have any of the following:
For more information and appointments, please call 213.742.6400. For a physician referral, call 888.742.2462, or use our online search tool to Find a Doctor.