Vital care for strong bones.
Bone loss is a natural part of the aging process and tends to speed up after menopause. In fact, one in two women over age 50 will suffer an osteoporosis-related fracture at some point in her life, which is why it's important to understand your risk factors and how to prevent, diagnose, and treat bone loss.
Garrison Women’s Health is proud to be the only site in New Hampshire that is accredited by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry to perform and interpret DXA (bone density) scans.
What you should know about bone density:
What is osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis, which means 'porous bone', is a disease in which the density and quality of bone are reduced. When this happens, bones become more susceptible to breaks. Osteoporosis happens over time and typically occurs without symptoms until the first fracture occurs, making bone density testing an essential part of health screening as you age.
The New England Mammography and Bone Density Center
Bone Density testing is performed by the New England Mammography and Bone Density Center, an extension of the Garrison office, where an interpreted DXA report is sent to your referring provider soon after. The environment is warm, friendly, and manned by the same several individuals, year after year. We are happy to combine this test with your yearly physical!