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Bone Densitometry Whole Body

Bone Densitometry Whole Body

5000+ scans done & counting

A Bone Mineral Density (BMD) package is a diagnostic procedure that gauges the mineral density in your bones, primarily focusing on the spine, hips, and wrists. The procedure uses a special X-ray machine to measure the amount of calcium and other bone minerals, which gives an estimate of the strength of your bones and the likelihood of fractures. This test is instrumental in diagnosing and tracking the progression of osteoporosis, a condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break.

Home Sample Collection Process

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Sample Collection by Phlebotomist
Sample Collection by Phlebotomist
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Reporting of the sample at lab
Reporting of the sample at lab
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Note: Home Sample Collection is only for Pathology lab tests.

Specific Instructions:

Preparation for a BMD test is quite straightforward:

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    Clothing:Wear loose, comfortable clothing and avoid wearing clothes with metal buttons or zippers. You may be asked to change into a hospital gown.

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    Diet:You can eat normally on the day of your test but avoid taking calcium supplements for at least 24 hours before your examination.

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    Medications: Certain medications can interfere with the results of a BMD test. Inform your doctor about any prescription or over-the-counter medications you are taking.

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    Allergies:As this test involves exposure to a minimal amount of radiation, it's crucial to inform your doctor if you are pregnant or suspect you might be.

Frequently Asked Questions

During a BMD test, you will lie on a padded table while a scanner passes over your body. The scanner emits a small amount of radiation to create images of your spine, hips, and wrists. The procedure is non-invasive and painless.

The entire procedure usually takes about 10 to 30 minutes.

Yes, BMD tests are generally safe. They expose you to a minimal amount of radiation - even less than a standard X-ray.

A BMD test helps diagnose osteoporosis and other conditions that cause bone loss. It's often recommended for postmenopausal women, individuals over the age of 50, or those with risk factors for osteoporosis.

No, a BMD test is a painless procedure. You may feel a bit cold on the examination table, and the positions you need to hold can sometimes feel a bit awkward, but they should not cause pain.

Results are usually available within a week. Your doctor will discuss the results with you and explain what they mean for your health.

Your BMD results will be compared to the average bone density of a healthy young adult and someone of your same age, sex, and size. The comparison gives you a score that helps your doctor determine your risk of breaking a bone.

If your BMD test results are low, it may indicate that you have osteoporosis or are at risk of developing it. Your doctor will discuss potential treatments or lifestyle changes to help improve your bone health.

Yes, regular weight-bearing exercise, a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol can help improve your bone density.

If your BMD test results are abnormal, you should consult with an endocrinologist or a rheumatologist.

The BMD test plays an essential role in the early detection and management of osteoporosis and other conditions that cause bone loss. While the prospect of undergoing such a test might seem daunting, it's a non-invasive, painless procedure with minimal risks. If your test results indicate a concern, rest assured there are many effective treatments available to help manage your condition and improve your bone health. Remember, early detection is often the key to preventing complications and enhancing health outcomes.

BONE DENSITOMETRY WHOLE BODY
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  • 5KM from Shaikpet