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Bone Mineral Density also known as a BMD is a short scan during which we assess the health of your bones. The BMD scan uses dual-energy x-ray to measure the density of your bones, which provides important information about bone strength, bone fragility and the risk of bone fractures or breaks. The higher your bone density, the lower the risk of fractures.
When the BMD scan is being completed, images of your hips and your spine will be captured. Sometimes, an image of your forearm will be used as a substitute for the hip or spine. While we will only need to test these small areas, the information collected will reflect the health of your entire skeleton and overall bone density.
There are several reasons why your doctor may have referred you for a BMD scan. These reasons include:
Overall, the most common reason for the above is osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a common, treatable condition which increases in likelihood with age. It is important to diagnose osteoporosis early as it can lead to bone fragility and other ailments. One of the best methods to diagnose osteoporosis is by having a BMD scan as it will reveal whether you have a small amount of bone loss (osteopenia) or a larger amount of bone loss (osteoporosis) compared to others in your age category.
The results of your BMD scan will be sent directly to your referring Doctor and we encourage you book a timely follow-up appointment to discuss your results with them.
Please ask for a quote when you book your appointment. We Bulk Bill all Medicare-eligible scans for pensions and health care card holders.