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Osteoporosis Center

  • Osteoporosis Center
    1055 North 500 West, Suite 112
    Provo, UT 84604
    (801) 812-4624

Osteoporosis is a disease that thins and weakens the bones. When this occurs, bones can break easily. Bones in the hip, spine (backbone), and wrist are most often affected. The inside of bone normally looks like a honeycomb. In Osteoporosis, the spaces in this honeycomb grow larger. As more bone is broken down and not replaced, the inside of the bone weakens.

Central Utah Clinic offers Osteoporosis diagnostic services:

  • Bone density studies / DEXA (Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) for lumbar spine and hips
  • Skeletal Health Assessment In Children and Adolescents Males and Females ages 5-19
  • Total body assessment is body composition analysis in the management of obesity, and other low muscle mass states, general health and pediatric skeletal disease
  • Vertebral Fracture assessment. This is a test that looks at the individual bones in your back, called vertebral bodies, to see if any of them have an abnormal shape. If the height of one of these bones is less than expected, it could be due to a vertebral fracture. This may be the result of osteoporosis or an injury to the spine
  • Heel scans

Who Needs Bone Mineral Density (BMD) Testing?

  • Women aged 65 and older
  • Postmenopausal women under age 65 with risk factors for fracture
  • Women during the menopausal transition with clinical risk factors for fracture, such as low body weight, prior fracture, or high-risk medication use
  • Men aged 70 and older
  • Men under age 70 with clinical risk factors for fracture
  • Adults with a fragility fracture
  • Adults with a disease or condition associated with low bone mass or bone loss
  • Adults taking medications associated with low bone mass or bone loss
  • Anyone being considered for pharmacologic therapy
  • Anyone being treated, to monitor treatment effect
  • Anyone not receiving therapy in whom evidence of bone loss would lead to treatment
  • Women discontinuing estrogen should be considered for bone density testing according to the indications listed above.

Women discontinuing estrogen should be considered for bone density testing according to the indications listed above


Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine


Protect Your Bones for Life
Brush Up on Health Teeth
Get Enough Calcium and Vitamin D
Know Your Red Flags
What Is Osteoporosis
Evaluate Your Own Risk for Osteoporosis
Stay Active for Strong Bones
Take Care of Your Kids and Their Bones
Bone Health Issues Expecially for Women
Who's at Risk for Osteoporosis?
Talk to Your Health Care Provider About Your Bones
Prevent Falls That Break Bones