RMI performs bone densitometry (DEXA) screenings for osteoporosis. Screenings are recommended for:
- All women age 65 and over
- Postmenopausal women under 65 with multiple risk factors for osteoporosis.
- Women at onset of menopause, so that possible bone loss can be considered when evaluating whether to prescribe hormone-replacement therapy
- Patients with a long-term history of using medications associated with osteoporosis risk
- Patients who have an overactive thyroid gland