The Gonda (Goldschmied) Diabetes Center is pleased to announce that Osteoporosis testing is now being performed with our new, state-of-the-art DEXA (Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) bone densitometer, located at the new Gonda (Goldschmied) Diabetes Center, 200 Medical Plaza, Suite 530.

Its capabilities include routine AP lumbar spine, proximal femur and distal radius (forearm) scans but also lateral lumbar spine, dual-femur, whole body BMD (bone mineral density), BCA (body composition analysis-% body fat) and lastly, a special procedure called IVA (instant vertebral assessment), which is a lateral projection of both thoracic and lumbar spines.

Shelia Ahmadi, MD is the attending Physician who will be performing the interpretation of the DEXA scans and will be available for consultation.

DEXA analysis and interpretation will be reported via fax, email or on-line and hard copies will be provided for the patient’s charts. The report is usually available in less than 24 hours and is often ready the same day as the procedure.

For questions and to schedule an appointment, please call the Gonda (Goldschmied) Diabetes Center at 310-825-7922.

Physician Referral- Physicians may refer patients for this exam by using this form.