A bone mineral density test, also known as a bone mineral densitometry or BMD test, is an enhanced form of low energy X-ray technology specifically designed to detect possible bone loss or Osteoporosis. The test uses two low-energy X-ray beams to examine the strength of your bones, identify potential fracture risk, and evaluate the efficacy of therapy.

A bone density test is most commonly performed on the lumbar spine, hip, and forearm, as these bones have been shown to generate the most reliable measurements for predicting fractures and monitoring treatment.

The radiation dose with bone densitometry is minimal and is similar to the exposure you get when you go through an airport security scanner.

Bone Mineral Density Test Can:

  • identify decreases in bone density, especially if you have specific risk factors such as older age, menopause, are taking certain medications or have a history of height loss or low-trauma fractures
  • determine future risk of bone fracture
  • confirm the diagnosis of Osteoporosis
  • monitor bone density over time, especially if on osteoporosis treatment
  • help your physician suggest steps to protect your bones

Who Should Consider a Bone Density Test?

  • Both men and women over age 65
  • Post-menopausal women 50 or older with additional risk factors
  • Men 50 or older with additional risk factors

Your technologist will be happy to answer any questions and guide you through the preparation process.

City X-Ray Services accepts referrals from family doctors, specialists, urgent care physicians, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, and sports medical doctors. We pride ourselves in maintaining the highest standard of patient care in our modern, super clean facility. We also Provide Accurate Diagnostic Imaging Services X-Ray, BMD (Bone Mineral Density), Ultrasound, DEXA Body composition scan, and 3D/4D Ultrasound for emigration studies and other regulatory requirements.

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