DEXA Bone Density Scan
A bone density scan is a simple and non-invasive procedure that is used to measure bone mass and assist in the diagnosis of osteoporosis in men and women who are usually over the age 50.
Osteoporosis is a disorder of the bones characterized by a progressive loss of bone tissue, which can result in an increase in the risk of fractures. The DEXA bone densitometry machine uses a very low dose of radiation (X-rays) to produce an image of your bones and calculate bone strength.
Independent Imaging uses the GE Lunar Prodigy Densitomer.
What to Expect During a Bone Density Test
- There are no special instructions to prepare for a bone densitometry procedure.
- The scan will generally take 10 minutes or less to complete. The test is painless and simple to conduct and has minimal radiation exposure.
- A certified radiologic technologist will prepare your images for the radiologist. The radiologist will interpret your results and prepare a report.
- Your physician will convey the results of the procedure to you within 24 to 48 hours.
Osteoporosis Screening in Palm Beach County
Independent Imaging is accredited by the American College of Radiology to perform bone density scans. Our radiologists are fellowship trained and certified in diagnostic and interventional radiology and body imaging. Our state-of-the-art imaging centers are located throughout Palm Beach County in Wellington, Lake Worth, Royal Palm Beach, and Belle Glade, FL.