This special imaging procedure measures the strength of bones, something that can diminish in patients prone to osteoporosis. Bone densitometry is a low-dose x-ray that screens for signs of mineral loss and bone thinning. It is a simple, painless test that takes about 20 minutes. Patients simply lie on the examination table with their arms by their sides. Patients should wear comfortable clothes with no metal buttons or zippers.
For a more detailed explanation of bone density testing and osteoporosis, please click here. To schedule your imaging appointment, please call (978) 475-5213.