|Bone densitometry is for the evaluation of bones for osteoporosis. This procedure is painless. The most common examination sites are the hip and the spine.
No preparation is required, however, if you have had an Xray where contrast, barium or an isotope was administered, we will not be able to do this test until 7 days have passed. You are allowed to continue taking any medication that has been prescribed for you. You will be asked to lie still on a table during the examination. A scanner arm will move back and forth above you. A series of images will be taken. When these are reviewed and we are satisfied with the quality, you will be allowed to go home. A typewritten report will be sent to your physician.
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