Our Calallen Office

13725 Northwest Blvd., Suite 110
Corpus Christi, Texas 78410
361-387-7177      |      888-387-7177

 

Women’s health care throughout every stage of life.Women’s health care throughout every stage of life.

Bone Density Test

For the convenience of our patients, we use the GE Lunar DEXA Densitometry scanner to provide this service in our office. We use the most advanced methodology to screen, measure and monitor the development of osteopenia and osteoporosis, in order to treat appropriately.

A bone density test, or DEXA scan is a simple, painless procedure in which you are asked to lie down on a comfortable exam table while the densitometer scans the lower back and hip in order to provide measurements that are then available to the physician. Our expertly trained staff will make sure that your readings are consistent and reliable so our physician can determine if medical therapy is indicated or if changes need to be made in your current treatment plan.

For your appointment, you will be advised to wear comfortable clothing. Elastic waist pants and pullover tops are preferred. Belt buckles, zippers, buttons or jewelry located in the lower back or hip area will interfere with the scan. The scan usually takes no more than 10 minutes. The report will be reviewed and evaluated by Dr. Villarreal.

A copy of your report may be provided to your primary care physician, if requested.