DEXA (Bone Density)

Screening & Diagnosis

If you are post-menopausal or over the age of 65 we recommend a bone density screening to assess fracture risks. Your doctor may order a bone density scan if you have a family history of weak bones or are taking medication that can cause weakening bones.

Other common factors that may lead to your doctor to ordering a DEXA scan include, family history of weak bones or if you are taking medication that can cause weakening bones.

Preparing for your DEXA (Bone Density) 

You will need to complete a health history form at check-in, please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.

  • Wear loose comfortable clothing, nothing with buttons, zippers, or snaps.
  • Do not wear a bra with an underwire.
  • Stop taking your calcium supplement 48 hours before your scan.
  • Tell the technician if you had any back or hip surgery.

Contact Us

For questions about our Imaging & Radiology service call 563-589-4036.

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