Bone Densitometry

Used to detect osteoporosis, bone densitometry – also known as bone DEXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorpitometry) – is a safe, accurate test for measuring bone mineral content. At Hunterdon Radiological Associates, our bone density scans are noninvasive, painless and can be completed in about 20 minutes.

To schedule an appointment, call us today at 908-237-5395.

When Are Bone Density Tests Needed?

Each year, more than 1.5 million women face osteoporosis-related fractures across the nation. Per the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, bone densitometry tests are recommended for all women ages 65 and older, those with a higher-than-normal chance of fracture for their age and others with certain risk factors, such as:

Family history of osteoporosis
Small body frame
Excessive use of alcohol
Smoking
Low dietary intake of calcium
Chronic liver disease
Intestinal or hormonal disorders

What to expect

Performed at our Brems Imaging Center – a freestanding medical diagnostic imaging center located at 1 Dogwood Dr. in Annandale, NJ – bone densitometry is a noninvasive procedure. During the exam, you’ll be asked to lie on a bone DEXA table. A scanner will move over the areas of concern, usually the lower spine and left hip, using two low-dose X-ray beams. After this 20-minute process, the computer will be able to determine bone mineral density. The lesser the bone mineral content, the higher risk of fractures.

Following your exam, you’ll be able to return to normal activities, and a report will be sent to your primary care physician.

Bone Density Scans at Hunterdon Radiological Associates

To learn more about the bone density scans at our Annandale, NJ office, check out our exam office locations, schedule and preparation procedures in the sidebar. You can also visit our patient information center for patient forms and insurance affiliations. Call us at 908-237-5395 to schedule an appointment.

Bone Densitometry Video

EXAM OFFICE
Brems Imaging
1 Dogwood Drive,
Annandale, NJ 08801

Monday: 7:30am – 6:30pm
Tuesday: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Wednesday: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Thursday: 7:30am – 6:30pm
Friday: 7:30am – 4:30pm
AM Saturday Appointments Available

Scheduling: (908) 237-5395

Preparation Procedures

Preparation for your bone density test.

-You may not take your calcium supplement the day of the test.

-Please come for your test metal free, do not wear any clothes that have any metal buttons, snaps, zippers etc.

What happens after the examination is completed?

After your exam is completed, the radiologist will render a written report to your physician.

Convenient Quality Care

We know that finding an appointment to fit your schedule can be challenging. We offer convenient evening and weekend appointments, and our experienced office staff works with you to accommodate your scheduling needs.