Bone Density

Appointments Available:

Fontaine Research Park 545 Building:  Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm.   

**Please use the 515 Building Entrance**

Bone density scanning, also called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), is an enhanced form of x-ray technology that is used to measure bone loss and risk of future fractures. 

Screening Questions:  Prior to the exam, you will be asked to complete a screening sheet.

What to Expect:  The exam is painless and is typically completed within 10 minutes.  You will lie flat on your back on a table and the x-ray imager will move above you.  A technologist will remain the room with you during the exam.

DEXA is most often used to diagnose osteoporosis, a condition that involves a gradual loss of calcium causing the bones to become thinner, more fragile and more likely to break.  Osteoporosis most commonly affects post-menopausal women but can also affect men. Click here to learn more about osteoporosis risk factors.

Preparation:  Click here for Bone Density scan preparations instructions.

Scheduling an Appointment

A scheduling specialist would be a happy to help you.

Please call us at (434) 243-0321 to schedule your exam.

All exams require a Physician's order.  Prior to scheduling your appointment, we will confirm that we have received the order.

Imaging Results

The doctor who ordered your exam exam will contact you once they have received and reviewed your results.