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DEXA Scan

Osteoporosis means, literally, “porous bones,” and is a debilitating disease that can lead to bone fracture. More than 52 million Americans have low bone density and are at risk for osteoporosis— 80% are women. DEXA scans (which stands for Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) are an advanced test available for measuring bone density. If a loss of bone mass is discovered, especially early, patients can receive treatment to prevent breakage and further loss. Gateway Regional Medical Center is proud to offer this advanced test, and echoes the National Osteoporosis Foundation’s recommendation that women over 65 should get a DEXA scan every two years to diagnose bone density loss and hopefully prevent osteoporosis.

For more information, please contact:
Diagnostic Imaging Services
618-789-3181
Or email Amy Neff, Director

Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic Imaging

At Gateway Regional Medical Center, diagnostic imaging is used to create a graphic depiction of the structures and functions of the body’s organs and other internal systems. These images are used to examine and diagnose certain medical conditions.   Our services:...

Diagnostic Imaging Locations

Diagnostic Imaging Locations

For your convenience, Gateway Regional Medical Center offers diagnostic imaging services in multiple locations. Gateway Regional Medical Center 2100 Madison Avenue Granite City, Il 62040 (618) 876-2255 Edwardsville Imaging Center 1261 University Drive Edwardsville, IL...

Low Dose CT

Low Dose CT

The Gateway Regional Lung Cancer Screening Program offers low-dose CT screenings for patients who might be at risk for lung cancer, including smokers and former smokers. Here are three things to know about lung cancer screening: Lung cancer screening has been shown to...

End of Year Savings

End of Year Savings

Don't Miss Out on End of Year Savings We understand the end of the year is a very hectic time. But while we look forward to the new, let's also take stock of how we can improve today -- and save! At Gateway Regional Medical Center we encourage you to take some time...

Simple + Price

Simple + Price

Healthcare pricing can be confusing. To simplify things, we offer a pre-pay pricing program for those in the Granite City area who might not have insurance. It’s called Simple + Price and it covers most common imaging and lab tests. The Simple + Price plan offers a...