Bone Density Scan

Elevated Imaging offers bone density procedures, also known as Dexa scan (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry). Dexa scan is used to measure bone mineral density (BMD).

Bone Density Exam

During a bone density exam, the patient lies on a table while a scanner passes over the body, typically focusing on areas such as the spine, hip, or wrist. This test is primarily used to diagnose osteoporosis and assess an individual’s risk of bone fractures. The procedure is non-invasive and painless, involving minimal radiation exposure.

 

Preparation for Bone Density Exam

Before a Dexa scan, patients are advised to change into a gown and remove any metallic items like jewelry. It is important to remain still during the scan. The process is painless and non-invasive.

 

Safety and Patient Comfort

Dexa, a procedure approved by the U.S. FDA, is safe and uses dual energy.  Patients can eat before the exam and return to normal activities right after. We recommend wearing comfortable, metal-free clothing during the scan.

The Dexa Experience

Our technologists explain the procedure thoroughly and maintain communication throughout the scan.  We prioritize comfort for all patients, including those with physical limitations.

Results and Reporting

A Board Certified radiologist analyzes the Dexa scan images and the results are then discussed with the patient by the referring physician.

 

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