DEXA (BMD)

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PRP Adamstown ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4940 8599

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PRP Bathurst ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 6331 3200

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PRP Castle Hill ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9634 4444

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PRP Cumberland ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9896 3222

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PRP Dee Why ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9981 3000

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PRP Dubbo ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 6882 4888

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PRP Gordon ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9498 2500

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PRP Gosford North ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4324 0006

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PRP Hornsby ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9482 1211

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PRP Maitland ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4004 5500

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PRP Mona Vale ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9997 7411

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PRP Moore Park/City East ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 8075 3400

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PRP Norwest ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 8882 8822

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PRP Orange ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 6376 9000

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PRP Shellharbour ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4297 3332

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PRP Toukley ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4397 1791

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PRP Tuggerah ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4355 4790

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PRP Wollongong ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4226 9711

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PRP Woy Woy ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4341 3500

  • 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.

Services - DEXA/BMD

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.