Broward P.E.T. Imaging Center
4850 W Oakland Park Blvd
Suite 1A
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33313

 

Phone: 954.735.6330

Fax: 954.739.1924

 

Hours:

Monday - Friday

8 am - 5 pm

 

Email:  scheduling@myfbw.net

 

Have a question?  Use our Contact Us form.

 

 

 

 

Bone Density

We provide the latest in DXA (Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry), also known as DEXA, bone density technology at all of our facilities and is dedicated to diagnosing osteoporosis in its earliest stages. This enables you to avoid unnecessary bone loss and fractures.

 

Utilizing the most advanced equipment, we are able to deliver excellent imaging, precision and accuracy in bone health and tissue analysis. 

 

What is DXA Bone Density?

 

A DXA scan uses very low dose x-rays and is a non-invasive, painless procedure that measures your bone density. It is the most accurate and most commonly used method for measuring bone loss. A DXA scan is the best way for doctors to diagnose conditions like osteoporosis or osteopina, as well as assess a patient’s risk of suffering a bone fracture.

 

DXA bone density is primarily recommended if you have had x-ray evidence of vertebral fracture, family history of osteporosis or hip fracture, or experienced a fracture after only mild trauma. If you have hyperthyroidism, hyperparathyroidism, type 1 diabetes, use medications that are known to cause bone loss or are a post-menopausal woman not taking estrogen, a DXA scan should be performed.

 

How do I prepare?

 

A bone density test is quick, painless and easy.  There is virtually no preparation needed.  However, be sure to inform our staff prior to the test if you have recently received a CT or nuclear medicine test.  A barium exam or contrast may interfer with your bone density test.

 

Bring with you to your appointment:

  • Any/all prior films related to your appointment
  • Current insurance card

 

Please arrive 30 miuntes prior to your scheduled appointment - unless otherwise instructed

 

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