DEXA (BMD)

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DEXA (BMD)

PRP Bathurst Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

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PRP Castle Hill Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8.30am - 12noon

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

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PRP Charlestown Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

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PRP Cumberland Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8.30am - 12 noon

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

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PRP Dee Why Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8am - 11.30am

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

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PRP Dubbo Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

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PRP Gordon Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

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PRP Gosford North Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

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PRP Hornsby Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8am - 12 noon

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PRP Maitland Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

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PRP Mona Vale Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8am - 11.30am

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

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PRP Moore Park/City East Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
FREE ON SITE PARKING
Driver Avenue MP1 Car Park Free patient parking in MP1 Car Park. Even if sign says full, proceed to parking attendant and ask for X-Ray.
ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

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PRP Norwest Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday 8am - 12 noon
FREE PARKING Please ensure you have your parking ticket validated at PRP


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PRP Orange Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

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PRP Shellharbour Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

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PRP Toukley Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

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PRP Tuggerah Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

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PRP Wollongong Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 12 noon

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

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PRP Woy Woy Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

  • DEXA (BMD) Explained

    DEXA Bone Mineral Density is the estimation of the bone density in your spine and hip - sometimes other bones such as the wrist.

  • Please advise us beforehand

    Please inform booking staff or the radiographer of any recent imaging appointments involving barium, the injection of contrast material for a CT scan or a radioisotope injection.

    If you are, or think you may be, pregnant.

  • Preparation

    Please bring your referral, Medicare and Pension Health Care Cards with any previous imaging relating to the region being scanned.

    No specific preparation is necessary for this test. Loose comfortable clothing is suggested, avoiding zippers, buckles and metal buttons if possible.

  • What happens during the procedure

    A Bone Mineral Densitometry examination is a comfortable, easy test that does not require an injection. You change into a gown. You will be asked to lie on your back in two different positions to allow measurement of the lower spine and one of the hips. The technique used in the test uses a very small amount of radiation, so please inform staff if there is any possibility of pregnancy. A radiographer will remain in the room for the entire examination.

  • How long does it take

    Approximately 15 - 30 minutes.

  • After Your Examination

    There are no restrictions after having this procedure.

  • Your images and report

    After your examination a report will be given to you, or sent directly back to your referring doctor by fax or email. PRP will store digital copies of all studies on our secure database for comparison with any future examinations.

    Please bring any previous x-rays with you for comparison.

    It is important that you return to your doctor with your examination results. Whether they are normal or abnormal, your doctor needs to know promptly so that a management plan can be formulated.

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DEXA/BMD

A Bone Mineral Densitometry examination is a comfortable, easy test that does not require an injection. Measurements are taken of the lower spine and one of the hips in order to make an estimation of your Bone Density.

This content is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you would like any clarifications, please contact your local practice.