Osteoporosis Testing Center
Our office has been performing state of the art bone mineral density testing using the latest and best technology, Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) for the past 15 years. The test is painless and requires only that the patient lies still on the exam table for 10 minutes. There is minimal radiation exposure to the patient (about the same as 1 sunny day in California). We accept referrals from any physician that determines the need for testing. Currently, we perform the scans Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and accept walkin appointments with a referral. The standard DXA scan includes measuring both hips and lumbar spine. We are equipped to measure the wrist and to perform a whole body scan including body composition for fat and muscle analysis. Our center is certified by the state of California and Dr. Smith has an active license and certification for performing and interpreting the scans. Full results are sent to the referring physician to review with the patient.