Bone Densitometry

 

Bone Density evaluation, also known as a DEXA scan, is a specialized piece of equipment that provides an estimate of BMD (bone mineral density) based on analysis of data  from scanned spine and hip X-rays. The program utilizes a quantitative bone structural algorithm that measures a composite of weighted cortical and trabecular parameters in proximal femur projection radiographs from which total hip bone mineral density (BMD) is mathematically derived.

 

The results, expressed as gm/cm2, can be used for comparison to a reference data base of young normals (T-score) or age-matched controls (Z-Score).

 

Bone Density exams are scheduled Monday through Friday from 7am to 2pm.

 

For exam pricing, click here.