A bone density scan for osteoporosis – the condition of having fragile bones – is a painless and simple form of X-ray called a DEXA (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry). It measures possible bone loss.

DEXA scans look for signs of fragile bones and help assess your risk of developing fractures, while also sometimes being used to monitor the effects of treatment for osteoporosis.

How much does Bone Density Scan Cost?

DEXA Bone Mineral Density Test at $168* (Usual Price $291) Exclude GST. Includes Specialist Consultation.

Why do you need Bone Mineral Density Scan?

Osteoporosis affects men and women of all ages, but is more common in older post-menopausal women because their oestrogen declines after the menopause, resulting in a decrease in bone density. If you are female, you might be advised to have a DEXA scan if you:

  • have broken a bone after a minor bump or fall
  • have a family history of hip fracture on your mother’s side
  • have a history of periods stopping for more than one year before the menopause
  • have taken steroid tablets for three months or more
  • are under 45 and have a hysterectomy or early menopause
  • have hip pain or knee pain
  • are underweight.

If you are male, you might be advised to have a scan if you have:

  • low levels of testosterone
  • a medical condition associated with osteoporosis such as rheumatoid arthritis or coeliac disease
  • have hip pain or knee pain
  • taken steroid tablets for three months or more.

A DEXA scan is a very safe, quick and painless procedure

Having this scan can identify the problem before it becomes worse so treatment can begin quickly.

DEXA scans are carried out as an outpatient procedure in the imaging or radiology department and usually take 10 to 15 minutes.

We pride ourselves on our clinical excellence, you’ll be looked after by an experienced multi-disciplinary care team.

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