Bone densitometry, is an enhanced form of x-ray technology that is used to measure bone loss. Bone densitometry is most often used to diagnose osteoporosis, a condition that often affects women after menopause. Osteoporosis involves a gradual loss of calcium, causing the bones to become thinner, more fragile and more likely to break.
Bone density testing is strongly recommended if you are a post-menopausal woman. These studies are usually scheduled every 2 years. We provide Bone Density Testing at our West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens locations.
The PGA and West Palm Beach office now offers 3D Tomosynthesis Mammography. This technology takes multiple pictures of the breast from many angles with less pressure on the breast. Researchers believe tomosynthesis will make it easier to see breast cancer in dense breast tissue. At our PGA and West Palm Beach office we use the Hologic Selenia mammography system which offers a lower dose radiation exposure than other 3D systems.
Digital mammography detected significantly (up to 28%) more cancers than screen film mammography in women 50 and younger, premenopausal and perimenopausal women, and women with dense breasts, according to results from the ACRIN Digital Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (DMIST).
Ob/Gyn Specialists of the Palm Beaches uses digital mammography at our West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and Jupiter locations.
Please call today for your routine screening mammogram appointment 561-275-7666.