Bone Mineral Densitometry: By Appointment Only
Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD) is a simple, quick and non-invasive procedure that uses very low dose X-ray to detect the presence of weakened bone density (mass), or osteoporosis. BMD scanning can identify low bone density at an early stage of loss, helping doctors diagnose and determine proper preventive measures and treatment before the condition worsens.
*If you are pregnant, breast feeding, or suspect pregnancy, please notify the technologist before your test.*
- Wear clothing with no metal in it. If you can wear a sports bra with no underwire in it.
- Bring a current list of medications, including any vitamins.
- No calcium supplements, or antacid medication the day of the test.