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Dr. McConnell is certified in Clinical Densitometry and has experience in the treatment and prevention of osteopenia and osteoporosis.

DXA Bone Densitometry

Our Center for Bone Health includes in-office Bone Densitometry, a fast, safe, and painless test that uses an advanced technology called DXA (Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry).

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Detect Low Bone Density

Charleston Sports Medicine features a Center for Bone Health and includes in-office Bone Densitometry, a fast, safe, and painless test that uses an advanced technology called DXA (Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) to measure symptoms of osteoporosis such as low density and mineral content of bone. Bone densitometry can detect the early signs of osteoporosis so that patients can begin treating it before a debilitating fracture occurs.

During a comprehensive DXA bone evaluation, a patient lies comfortably on a padded table while the DXA unit scans one or more areas of his/her body, usually the spine or hip because they are particularly prone to fracturing. Unlike conventional X-rays, bone densitometry produces little radiation—less than that produced during a coast-to-coast airline flight. Bone densitometry is noninvasive, involves no injections, and, depending upon the number of areas to be scanned, can take just minutes to complete.

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