Bone density scanning (bone densitometry) is an imaging test that uses X-rays and computer technology to measure bone density. During the exam, we measure the density of the lower spine and one hip.
Bone mineral density testing is used to diagnose osteoporosis and to monitor its evolution. Physicians use test results to assess a patient’s risk of bone fractures and to prescribe preventive measures.
Bone density scans are provided by the Medical Imaging Department.
How to access our services?
You must have a referral from your doctor or another health-care professional to get an appointment for this test.