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Bone Density Testing

Bone Density Testing

Woman patient having a bone density exam at North Shore Physicians Group

Bone density testing is the primary way physicians diagnosis and treat osteoporosis (bone loss). Both men and women should be tested.

Women can lose up to 20% of their bone mass in the first five to seven years after menopause, while men tend to develop osteoporosis later in life. Osteoporosis frequently is not accompanied by any symptoms. For this reason, some patients are not aware they have osteoporosis until they break a bone.

Learn more about the bone density and DXA exams and how to prepare beforehand.


Schedule an exam

  • 978.573.4444 to schedule an exam.
  • Appointments are available Mondays - Thursdays. 
  • A signed physician order is necessary.



1 Hutchinson Drive

480 Lynnfield Street 

414 Haverhill Street