Digital Bone Density Scan (DEXA SCAN)
This non-invasive test is performed using advanced DEXA equipment to identify potential bone mineral loss or osteoporosis.
Our Hologic Digital Bone Scanner uses a unique pencil beam targeted X-ray, which means our patients are only exposed to the minimum amount of radiation necessary to perform this screening. You simply lie down while a small beam passes over you.
Vertebral Fracture Assessment is a low radiation dose high resolution Bone Densitometry examination that can assess Vertebral Fractures and Vertebral Deformities in its early stage and enables Physicians to use drug therapy to reduce the possibility of new Vertebral Fractures by up to 50%.
What Should I bring to my appointment?
Bring the prescription from your physician and any insurance information including your referral or pre-certification on the day of your appointment. If you do not bring this information, we will have to reschedule your appointment.
Please remember to bring or send any previous test results, films or cd’s.
Arrive 15 minutes ahead of time to fill out forms, unless you have already filled them out.
We ask many questions about your medical history. This aids the radiologist in making the best diagnosis and determine any health risks.