The technician will position you on a table and then may use a hand-held scanning device to take images of your bones. The images will be used to calculate your BMD score. You may feel a bit of pressure when the scanning device is pressed against your skin, but you should not experience any pain.
After the scan, you can resume your normal activities. There is no special care required after a bone density scan. However, if you are scheduled for a DEXA scan, you may be asked to avoid caffeine and strenuous exercise for 24 hours before the scan.
If you are worried about your risk for osteoporosis, talk to your doctor about getting a bone density scan. Bone density scans are safe and painless, and they can help you take steps to protect your bones.
Schedule Your Bone Density Scan Today
At ImageCare Radiology, we offer a variety of diagnostic imaging services to help diagnose and treat osteoporosis and osteopenia. Our DEXA scans in northern New Jersey are painless and offer a low dose of radiation, so patients can be at ease. If your doctor has requested a bone density scan, give us a call today at 973-871-3333 to schedule an appointment or complete our convenient online appointment request form.