A bone density test is the only screening that can diagnose osteoporosis before a broken bone occurs. The National Osteoporosis recommends a bone density test of the hip and spine by a trained imaging professional using a central DXA machine. DXA is dual energy x-ray absorptiometry. This test estimates the density of bones in men and women to give an indication of bone health so early pre-osteoporosis can be managed with your health care provider.

General guidelines recommend men and postmenopausal women age 50 and older with risk factors get a bone density test. Many health insurance plans cover this test at age 50. Medicare typically covers the test for women age 65 + and men age 70 +.

Bone Health Specialist


Matt Bruns
ONP-C, DNP, CCD

Dr. Matt Bruns

To schedule an appointment, call:

(816) 276-7410

Matt is a Certified Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Certified Clinical Densitometrist. He provides post bone injury care and most importantly offers cost-effective preventive care to persons who may have pre-osteoporosis conditions that can be managed to prevent future fractures and weak bone problems. He also has expertise in bone health for athletes and sports medicine.

For urgent patient transfers after a fall with fracture, call (888) 522-3648.

Bone Density Screening

To schedule a Bone Density Screening, call:

(816) 276-4088

We accept most major health insurance plans.