(once a year)
This examination is painless and without any side effects. On the day of your appointment, we will first obtain X-ray images of your dorsal and lumbar spine to assist in the interpretation of the results and exclude any recent fracture.
After the x-rays are taken, a technologist will proceed with the bone densitometry exam. While lying on your back, the machine’s arm slowly passes over the body and emits low-dose x-rays and records the data to measure bone density. The exam lasts approximately 20 minutes. The results are then interpreted by a radiologist.
Contraindication: Do not undergo this exam if you are pregnant.
If you underwent other exams during the same period, it is essential that you allow time to pass between these and the bone density test.