Key to Diagnosing Bone Loss and Osteoporosis
Description of Bone Densitometry
Bone Densitometry, also known as Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA), uses low-dose X-rays to assess the bone mineral density and identify bone loss and osteoporosis. The higher the bone mineral content, the stronger your bones are. People with low bone density are at an increased risk of fracture.
Information Required at Booking
When booking your procedure, please inform us if any of the following apply to you:
What to Bring to Your Appointment
Please bring the following to your appointment:
No specific preparation is required for a bone densitometry scan. Please arrive at your appointment time.
For the examination, you may be asked to change into a gown and lie on the DEXA bed. An X-ray arm will pass over your body. The examination is pain-free and usually takes 20-30 minutes to complete.
Your results will be forwarded to your clinician for further interpretation and management.
This service is offered at the following locations:
Should you have any questions or require any assistance, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our team is committed to supporting you and your patients every step of the way.