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 for osteoporosis.

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 measurement.

DEXA Scan

Low Dose of Radiation Exposure
Non-invasive
Painless
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 only.

Contact Information:

Diagnostic Imaging – Phone Number – 973-682-8400