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Patient Education

Patient Preparation for Bone Mineral Density

Bone densitometry is a very simple and painless procedure; it doesn't take very long. It is a method of measuring bone mass by use of X-ray technology.

How it works

You will simply lie on an X-ray table and let the machine do all the work. During your exam, we will be scanning your lower back and hip area. If possible, wear clothing that does not contain zippers, metal buttons, or plastic buttons. If your clothes do have some of these items, we will just have to move them out of the way or, possibly, put on a gown.

Please bring the questionaire with you and give it to the ladies at the front desk when you check in for your appointment.