The following DEXA Scans are available at our Elizabethton and/or Johnson City offices:
Bone Densitometry Scan I Body Fat Analysis I Verterbral Fracture Assessment
Bone density testing can be done several different ways. The most common and accurate way uses a dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan. It uses low-dose x-rays. (You receive more radiation with a chest x-ray.) You lay on a soft table, and the scanner passes over your lower spine and hip. This scan is the best test to predict your risk of fractures.
Bone mineral density (BMD) tests are used to: diagnose bone loss and osteoporosis, see how well osteoporosis medicine is working, predict your risk of future bone fractures.
DEXA Scan Prep
For your convenience please wear loose, comfortable clothing with no metal snaps, buckles, or buttons. Hospital gowns will be available if needed.
Estimated Test Duration:
If you have any questions regarding your upcoming appointment, call our Radiology department
at (423) 431-0315.