Bone Density Testing - The Pearl Med Spa
What is a Bone Density Test? - The Pearl Med Spa
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What is a Bone Density Test?

A bone density test, DEXA, measures the mineral content of the bones in certain areas of the skeleton. It’s a way to measure bone loss as you age. DEXA tests help us track your bone density and risk for having a broken bone over time. Providers often use DEXA scan San Antonio tests to help diagnose osteoporosis.

The Pearl Med Spa in San Antonio recommends a DEXA scan to assess your bone health for osteoporosis and fracture risk if you are older than 50, have had a broken bone, or other illnesses that put your bone health at risk.

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Schedule your bone density test today. Call us at (210) 222-2694 to schedule you consultation or fill our the form and one of our experts will get in touch with you.

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    What To Expect

    • Short Appointment - The Pearl Med Spa

      Short Appointment

      A DEXA scan usually takes no more than 25 minutes. Many people are in and out of the room in less than 30 minutes.
    • No Downtime - The Pearl Med Spa

      No Downtime

      The test has no downtime and you won’t feel a thing as the X-ray beams pass through your body.
    • Accurate Results - The Pearl Med Spa

      Accurate Results

      DEXA scans offer a high degree of precision and accuracy. DEXA machines are checked daily for their ability to measure bone mineral accurately.
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    DEXA scans measure the mineral content in certain bones, such as the hip, spine and/or wrist. It works this way:

    1. You will be asked to lie on a special DEXA x-ray table. The technologist will help position your correctly and use positioning devices such as foam blocks to help hold the desired position.
    2. As the arm of the DEXA machine passes over the body, IT uses two different x-ray beams. The beams use very little radiation to keep the test safer, and help to distinguish bone from other tissues.
    3. The scanner translates the bone density measurement data into pictures and graphs. Bone is most easily seen in white, while the, fat and muscle tissue look like shadows in the background on the technologist’s computer monitor.
    4. These results are then reviewed and interpreted by a radiologist or other physician trained in DEXA interpretation
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The Pearl Med Spa will explain your test results and help you understand what they mean for your health. We can help you make decisions about how to keep your bones strong. We can also recommend diet and lifestyle changes that may help to lower your risk of a fracture.

    Not at all. You may feel slightly uncomfortable lying on the table, depending on how you’re positioned, but you wouldn’t be in that position longer than a few minutes.

    There are no needles or injections in this test. Getting a DEXA test is similar to having a standard X-ray.

    About Our Services

    The Pearl Med Spa in San Antonio is a leading aesthetics destination, offering a comprehensive range of rejuvenating and transformative services such as Bone Density Testing. As a premier med spa in San Antonio, we are committed to delivering exceptional results and personalized care. Clients can indulge in a wide array of aesthetic treatments that cater to their unique needs and desires. From advanced facial rejuvenation procedures, to innovative body contouring solutions, we offer a holistic approach to beauty and wellness.

    We believe in tailoring our services to meet the needs of each patient, guaranteeing personalized attention and care that enhances their health and well-being. By combining our expertise with the latest medical advancements, we offer a wide range of innovative treatments and services at our San Antonio med spa that address various health concerns including Bone Density Testing. Our team of highly experienced San Antonio med spa professionals remains dedicated to continuous learning of the latest developments in medical science. This commitment ensures that our patients receive the absolute best care, as we strive to improve their overall health and enhance their natural beauty. Whether it’s addressing concerns like wrinkles, or acne scars, our team at The Pearl Med Spa is here to fulfill your med spa needs.

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