Bone Densitometry (DEXA Scan)
Radiology Associates of Ridgewood’s Bone Density services and providers are accredited by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD). This Accreditation is a testament to the quality bone density services our facility provides.
Bone density testing is a procedure conducted to measure the density (mass) of your bones. Other names for this test include Bone Densitometry (DEXA Scan) and bone mineral density (BMD) test. It is often used to diagnose osteoporosis. If your bone mass is found to be very low, you and your physician can decide on appropriate treatment to prevent fractures before they occur. Bone density measurements also can help monitor the effects of treatment.
For a more detailed explanation of Bone Densitometry (DEXA Scan), visit RadiologyInfo.org, the public information Web site developed and funded by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).