Explanation of Test:
Bone Density is a type of medical imaging to measure the bone mineral densities in certain areas of the body. The bone density exam is ordered on patients whom are at risk for osteoporosis or those whom are already diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis. During the test, the patient will lay on the table as the arm of the machine moves up and down. The patient will experience little to no discomfort and the machine utilizes low energy radiation.
Prep for exam:
Technologist may have you in a gown if metal is obstructing examination.