The point in a woman's life when breast health becomes part of a yearly
health routine coincides with a greatly increased risk for osteoporosis,
or weakened bone density. This condition strips nutrients from bones,
making them porous, brittle and much more likely to fracture. With advanced
osteoporosis, even the lightest pressure against a bone could cause a break.
The Breast Diagnostic Center makes bone density screening available in
two locations - at the Torrance campus and the Rolling Hills office
to allow women to schedule screenings at the same time as a mammogram.
Combining these two essential procedures in a single appointment gives
women greater convenience and efficiency for their busy schedules.
Screening for osteoporosis involves an x-ray device - known technically
as a DEXA scan - to examine the spine and hip for bone density. For this
painless procedure, patients lie clothed on an examination table while
the device scans for bone mass. The procedure takes only a few minutes
to determine how porous the bones are. Based on these findings, diet,
exercise and supplement regimens may be prescribed to prevent or treat
Make An Appointment
To make an appointment at the Breast Diagnostic Center, call 310-517-4709.