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DEXA Bone Densitometry

It is currently the best-standardized method available to diagnose osteoporosis, the abnormal loss of bone tissue resulting in fragile bones and is also considered an accurate estimator of fracture risk.  The results are being used to determine whether treatment is necessary and to monitor the effect thereof.

DEXA Bone Densitometry

It is currently the best-standardized method available to diagnose osteoporosis, the abnormal loss of bone tissue resulting in fragile bones and is also considered an accurate estimator of fracture risk.  The results are being used to determine whether treatment is necessary and to monitor the effect thereof.
How
The patient will be positioned on a bone densitometry table.  The machine will use a small dose of radiation to produce pictures of the lower spine and hips to measure bone loss.
What
Quick, simple and non-invasive procedures using low-dose radiation.  A side view of the entire spine is also taken to assess the height of the vertebral bodies to exclude compression fractures. Additional views can be performed in the presence of metal prosthesis.

Take note:
Depending on the area that will be examined, you may want to wear loose, comfortable clothing. You may be asked to change into a gown for the examination and to remove any jewellery or other metallic items from your body before the examination.

How
The patient will be positioned on a bone densitometry table.  The machine will use a small dose of radiation to produce pictures of the lower spine and hips to measure bone loss.
What
Quick, simple and non-invasive procedures using low-dose radiation.  A side view of the entire spine is also taken to assess the height of the vertebral bodies to exclude compression fractures. Additional views can be performed in the presence of metal prosthesis.

Take note:
Depending on the area that will be examined, you may want to wear loose, comfortable clothing. You may be asked to change into a gown for the examination and to remove any jewellery or other metallic items from your body before the examination.

How
The patient will be positioned on a bone densitometry table.  The machine will use a small dose of radiation to produce pictures of the lower spine and hips to measure bone loss.
What
Quick, simple and non-invasive procedures using low-dose radiation.  A side view of the entire spine is also taken to assess the height of the vertebral bodies to exclude compression fractures. Additional views can be performed in the presence of metal prosthesis.
Take note:
Depending on the area that will be examined, you may want to wear loose, comfortable clothing. You may be asked to change into a gown for the examination and to remove any jewellery or other metallic items from your body before the examination.

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Locations

Here are the locations where you can have a Bone Density test done. After hours? You can request a call back online and we will get back to you first thing the next working day.

Montana

087 055 0587

Option 1

Metro Lifestyle Centre, Zambesi Drive, Montana, Pretoria, 0151.

Centurion

087 055 0587

Option 4

400 Theuns van Niekerk Street, Wierdapark, Centurion, 0157.

Montana

087 055 0587

Option 1

Metro Lifestyle Centre, Zambesi Drive, Montana, Pretoria, 0151.

Centurion

087 055 0587

Option 4

400 Theuns van Niekerk Street, Wierdapark, Centurion, 0157.

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