Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD)

The most accurate way to assess your bone health.

A bone mineral densitometry exam, also known as a bone density scan, determines your risk of developing osteoporosis and measures your bone loss over time.

Understanding A Bone Density Scan

A bone density test is quick, painless, and noninvasive. It measures how much calcium and minerals are in your bones, giving you an accurate estimation of how dense or thick your bones are.

It uses a dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scanner, which looks like a large, flat table with an “arm” suspended overhead.

Having more minerals in your bones means they are stronger, denser, and less likely to break. The lower your mineral count, the greater your chance of breaking a bone.

Who Needs A Bone Density Scan?

Anyone 65 or older should get a bone density scan. If you are taking steroids (such as Prednisone or Cortisone) for any condition, this test should be done at any age.

Other patients that may require a bone density scan include individuals who have broken bones, whose parents have broken a hip, females experiencing menopause, males with low testosterone, as well as anyone with low body weight, arthritis, or compression fractures in the spine.

Choosing CAMIS For Your BMD Exam

At CAMIS, we pride ourselves on providing the expert care you deserve and performing a quick and anxiety-free bone density exam. Bone density scans are noninvasive, they are comparable to a simple x-ray.

We understand that the turnaround of our patients’ results are of utmost importance, so we prioritize getting the results to your doctor within a week.

Confidently Detecting Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, which is a disease of the bones, causes bones to be weak and break easily. The doctor uses your results of the test to evaluate your risk of fractures.

Women and men aged 65 and older are at the highest risk for developing osteoporosis and should get a bone density scan. Those below 65 who have broken a bone during a minor accident, have arthritis, smoke, drink heavily, or have a low body weight should speak with a doctor about the potential risk of osteoporosis.

FAQs

A radiologist will read the exam and send it to the ordering doctor within 7 days. Your doctor may contact you, or you may need to follow up with them.

Yes, you will need a referral from a physician or nurse practitioner.

A bone scan is a nuclear medicine test and takes roughly 3 hours to complete. This is a simple x-ray that takes about 10 minutes.

A radiologist will read the exam and send it to the ordering doctor within 7 days. Your doctor may contact you, or you may need to follow up with them.

Yes, you will need a referral from a physician or nurse practitioner.

A bone scan is a nuclear medicine test and takes roughly 3 hours to complete. This is a simple x-ray that takes about 10 minutes.

A radiologist will read the exam and send it to the ordering doctor within 7 days. Your doctor may contact you, or you may need to follow up with them.

Yes, you will need a referral from a physician or nurse practitioner.

A bone scan is a nuclear medicine test and takes roughly 3 hours to complete. This is a simple x-ray that takes about 10 minutes.

A radiologist will read the exam and send it to the ordering doctor within 7 days. Your doctor may contact you, or you may need to follow up with them.

Yes, you will need a referral from a physician or nurse practitioner.

A bone scan is a nuclear medicine test and takes roughly 3 hours to complete. This is a simple x-ray that takes about 10 minutes.

A radiologist will read the exam and send it to the ordering doctor within 7 days. Your doctor may contact you, or you may need to follow up with them.

Yes, you will need a referral from a physician or nurse practitioner.

A bone scan is a nuclear medicine test and takes roughly 3 hours to complete. This is a simple x-ray that takes about 10 minutes.

A radiologist will read the exam and send it to the ordering doctor within 7 days. Your doctor may contact you, or you may need to follow up with them.

Yes, you will need a referral from a physician or nurse practitioner.

A bone scan is a nuclear medicine test and takes roughly 3 hours to complete. This is a simple x-ray that takes about 10 minutes.

A radiologist will read the exam and send it to the ordering doctor within 7 days. Your doctor may contact you, or you may need to follow up with them.

Yes, you will need a referral from a physician or nurse practitioner.

A bone scan is a nuclear medicine test and takes roughly 3 hours to complete. This is a simple x-ray that takes about 10 minutes.

A radiologist will read the exam and send it to the ordering doctor within 7 days. Your doctor may contact you, or you may need to follow up with them.

Yes, you will need a referral from a physician or nurse practitioner.

A bone scan is a nuclear medicine test and takes roughly 3 hours to complete. This is a simple x-ray that takes about 10 minutes.

A radiologist will read the exam and send it to the ordering doctor within 7 days. Your doctor may contact you, or you may need to follow up with them.

Yes, you will need a referral from a physician or nurse practitioner.

A bone scan is a nuclear medicine test and takes roughly 3 hours to complete. This is a simple x-ray that takes about 10 minutes.

A radiologist will read the exam and send it to the ordering doctor within 7 days. Your doctor may contact you, or you may need to follow up with them.

Yes, you will need a referral from a physician or nurse practitioner.

A bone scan is a nuclear medicine test and takes roughly 3 hours to complete. This is a simple x-ray that takes about 10 minutes.

A radiologist will read the exam and send it to the ordering doctor within 7 days. Your doctor may contact you, or you may need to follow up with them.

Yes, you will need a referral from a physician or nurse practitioner.

A bone scan is a nuclear medicine test and takes roughly 3 hours to complete. This is a simple x-ray that takes about 10 minutes.