The Rutgers Health Osteoporosis Center provides risk evaluation, prevention strategies, and treatment of osteoporosis.
The center's multidisciplinary approach to addressing osteoporosis includes experts with national recognition for their work in metabolic bone disorders. Our team also includes endocrinologists, nurse coordinators, and radiologists who are proficient in bone density testing, along with nutritionists, a physical therapist, and a social worker. We also specialize in central dual-energy X- ray absorptiometry (DEXA) bone density tests.
A bone density test is the only test that can diagnose osteoporosis before a broken bone occurs. The test helps estimate the density of bones and the chance of breaking a bone. The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends a bone density test of the hip and spine by a central DEXA machine to diagnose osteoporosis. The test is noninvasive, painless, and only takes about 25 minutes.
Physicians who serve the center are faculty members of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, a part of Rutgers University, one of the top research institutions in America. Our doctors are active in research and teach about all aspects of endocrinology and osteoporosis. Each brings life-changing knowledge from the classroom to the exam room.
If you or a loved one is seeking diagnosis and treatment for osteoporosis, make an appointment with the Rutgers Health Osteoporosis Center today.