Bone Density

The Institute For Better Breathing uses the Lunar Bone Densitometer, the state-of-the-art instrument to detect osteoporosis. The system provides for a comfortable, safe, and accurate examination. It typically takes only a few minutes of resting, fully dressed, on the densitometer. The test results are available immediately.

The machine measures bone density over the spine and hips as these sites are most at risk for fracture. With this test, the doctors can detect osteoporosis before a fracture occurs; predict your chances of fracturing in the future, determine your rate of bone loss and/or monitor the effects of treatment if the test is conducted at intervals of a year or more. Bone loss is exceptionally common in patients with various forms of lung disease.