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Bone Density Scan

How To Schedule an Appointment

A physician referral is required, so it is important that you discuss this exam with your physician. You or your physician can call 203.276.2602.

To save time, please print and fill out our Bone Density Questionnaire, available in:

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A bone density scan is a simple, non-invasive test that measures a person's bone density or volume of calcium and minerals within bone tissue. The test uses a low dose X-ray to detect signs of bone thinning and mineral loss.

A bone density scan requires little preparation. Wear loose, comfortable clothing with no metal zippers to your appointment. You may eat normally and take medications as prescribed by your doctor the morning of your test. However, do not take any calcium supplements, vitamin pills, or mineral supplements 24 hours prior to your appointment. In addition, you must not have had any exams involving barium or radioisotopes within the last month.

Bone Density Scan Frequently Asked Questions:

Who is this test recommended for?
This test is usually recommended for women to begin with a baseline exam around the onset of menopause. For men, we generally recommend a baseline exam at age 65. Depending on personal medical history and scores from the first baseline exam, we usually recommend returning every other year. However, your doctor will let you know the best course of action as everyone’s individual situation differs.

Will my insurance cover the exam?
Typically, insurance will cover on a two-year basis for screening purposes. Again, speak to your physician as individual medical history will play an important role.

Where can I get this exam?

We offer this exam at the following locations:

How long will this exam take?

Typically, a bone density exam takes around 15-20 minutes.

How long will it take for me to see the results of my exam?
A report will be generated and sent to your physician. To obtain copies of your scan, please complete the Authorization of Release form.

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