As we age, so too does our body. Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones gradually,
causing them to become brittle and prone to fractures. All women -- and some men
-- are at risk for osteoporosis.
Warning signs can be gradual and may include a broken bone (the result of a fall
or of a minor bump), backache, loss of height, dowager's hump (protrusion in the
upper back), and tooth loss. Women who are age 65 and older are at greatest risk
Bone density tests are recommended by the National Osteoporosis Foundation. East
Orange General Hospital offers the DEXA Scan to determine if a patient is at risk
for bone fractures. The DEXA Scan measures the density (amount of calcium) of bones
in the spine, hip, and/or wrist. These are the most common sites of osteoporotic
fractures. It is the most accurate and the most advanced technique for bone density
Low Dose of Radiation Exposure
No Risk or Discomfort
Requires 5 to 15 Minutes
A team of friendly and knowledgeable technologists and staff perform Osteoporosis
Screenings with personal care and attention, taking time to explain each procedure.
Patients are encouraged to ask questions if anything is unclear or if they want
more information about a specific process or procedure. All radiologists are physicians,
board certified in diagnostic imaging, and have specialty training in neuro-imaging,
interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, body and breast imaging.
Hours of Operations:
All Osteoporosis Screening are conducted by the Diagnostic Imagining Department
which is located in the Main Hospital. Osteoporosis Screenings are done by appointment
Diagnostic Imaging – Phone Number – 973-682-8400