Bone Densitometry (BMD)
What is Bone Densitometry?
Bone Densitometry is the examination for assessing osteoporosis. Osteoporosis results from loss of bone mass, leading to bone weakening and increasing the chance of fracture.
Coast Imaging utilises state‐of‐the‐art DEXA (Dual Energy X‐ray Absorptiometry) equipment which is capable of the full spectrum of clinically important scanning applications. In measuring the patient’s bone density, the machine compares the measurements to a reference population based on age, weight, sex and ethnic background. High precision results are achieved, with a margin of error less than 1% on repeat tests.
Please ensure the following steps are followed. They will serve to prepare you for your examination and/or procedure.
- Appointment required for this examination
- Please bring any previous images
- No specific preparation for exam