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A bone density exam is a quick and easy exam that will assist
the physician in assessing your bone health. This test uses
enhanced, low dose x-ray technology to measure your degree of bone
loss. A bone density test is used to determine if you have, or are
at risk of, osteoporosis.
How do I get a bone density exam?
First, you must obtain a written order from your physician with
a valid ICD-9 code(s). Once you have a written order from your
physician, call our Central Scheduling office at
607-798-5723 to schedule an appointment. Please have your
written order and insurance cards ready when you call.
How do I prepare for a bone density exam?
You will need to provide a brief history including any
prescription medications you might be taking. On the day of the
exam, please don't take any calcium supplements or multivitamins as
it will affect the results of the exam.
How is a bone density exam done?
Bone density exams are quick, easy, and painless. You will be
asked to lie on a padded table for a few minutes while we scan your
hips and lumbar spine.
How do I get my results?
The resulting scan, along with an interpretation from the
radiologist, will be forwarded to your physician.
Where is the Bone Densitometry Department located?
Bone Densitometry is located inside the Breast Care Center in
the DePaul Pavilion at Lourdes Hospital. Enter the DePaul Pavilion
and follow the hallway to your right. At the end of the hallway,
before you reach the double doors, turn left. Take the elevator to
the Main floor. The Breast Care Center will be in front of you as
you exit the elevator. When you arrive at the Breast Care
Center, please be sure to sign in at the front desk.
Available appointment times range from:
- Monday: 7:30 AM -3:30 PM
- Tuesday: 7:30 AM -3:30 PM
- Wednesday: 7:30 AM -5:30 PM
- Thursday: 7:30 AM -3:30 PM
- Friday: 7:30 AM -3:30 PM
- Saturday: 7:30 AM -11:30 AM (every third Saturday)
Ask your physician if you may benefit
from a bone density exam or call 607-798-5294 if you have questions
about bone density exams.