What is a bone density exam?
A bone density test is called a DXA or DEXA scan. This is not the same as a bone scan. A bone density test uses a small amount of x-ray to measure the amount of mineral in the bones of your lower back, hip or sometimes the forearm. A bone density test is generally used to determine whether a patient has osteoperosis.
Why should I get one?

According to National Osteoporosis Foundation guidelines, there are several groups of people who should consider bone density testing:

  • All postmenopausal women below age 65 who have risk factors for osteoporosis.
  • All women aged 65 and older.
  • Women with medical conditions associated with osteoporosis. Your health care provider can tell you if you have a medical condition associated with osteoporosis.
  • Men age 70 or older.
  • Men ages 50-69 with risk factors for osteoporosis or medical conditions associated with osteoporosis.

For more information on bone density please visit  http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=osteoporosis

Questions or Concerns

The team at Ashland Radiology Associates would like your experience to be as pleasant and seamless as possible, and ensure your exam is of the highest quality. In assuring that you are properly prepared, we guarantee the best care for you and your loved ones!

Imaging results are available to your healthcare provider within 24 hours. It is the responsibility of your provider to follow up and explain these results. They may do this either by phone or via follow up appointment.

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