If you are receiving chemotherapy, you may be at risk for osteoporosis, a common side effect of chemotherapy in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of bone density. Your OHC doctor may recommend a baseline DEXA scan before you start chemotherapy to later determine if you develop osteoporosis.
The DEXA machine sends a thin, invisible beam of low-dose x-rays with two distinct energy levels through the bones being examined. A baseline DEXA scan before you start treatment and regular DEXA scans as you move through treatment will allow your OHC doctor to make sure your bones are staying strong and take protective measures if you do start to experience some bone loss.
If you would like to know more about Dexa Scan or other imaging services, call OHC at 1-800-710-4674 and we’d be happy to schedule an appointment for you to speak with one of our doctors.