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<div class="ExternalClassAFE8D3142F704E45803F10591D3C9276"><p>What is Bone Density testing?</p><p>Bone density testing determines the mineral content or strength of your bones.  Your bone density values are used to evaluate your risk of developing osteoporosis or bone fractures, or to see if a treatment plan is stabilizing your bone density.</p><p>Are there any risks?</p><p>There are no injections and the amount of radiation you receive is very small.  Your appointment will take 10-30 minutes.  There are no after effects from this procedure.    </p><p> </p></div>899 West 12th Avenue(604) 875-5009<div class="ExternalClassE28460890B6748CC97AE445123772DD0">Tuesday - Friday, 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.</div>(604) 875-4611V5Z 1M9BC<div class="ExternalClass6DD4B76D56BF45A68B29E9E89005C38F"><div><p>There is pay parking available at our two visitor lots located on the VGH campus:</p><ul><li>Multi-level parkade at the corner of West 12<sup>th</sup> Avenue and Laurel Street, across from the main entrance of the Jim Pattison Pavilion.</li><li>The Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre parking lot is located off of Laurel Street between West 12<sup>th</sup> and West 13<sup>th</sup> Avenue.</li></ul><p>There is a wheelchair-accessible overpass from the VGH parkade at Level 4 and a crosswalk at Level 2.<br></p></div><div><a href="http://www.vch.ca/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1376" target="_blank" style="box-sizing:border-box;color:#03a9f4;text-decoration-line:underline;background:0px 0px #ffffff;outline:0px;font-size:14px;font-family:proxima-nova;"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="http://www.vch.ca/_catalogs/masterpage/custom/images/pdf.jpg" alt=" " style="box-sizing:border-box;border-style:initial;max-width:100%;margin:5px;width:auto;" />Download parking rates for VCH facilities</a><br></div></div>49.260803,-123.12399399999998<div class="ExternalClassBB93797937364EB5A7539BCDDB11BA02">​English. With advanced notice VCH provides interpreter services for non-English speaking patients for all medical imaging modalities.<br><br></div><div class="ExternalClass28A864D29B6A4D1CABF84B78830C05F6"><p>​Referral required</p></div><div class="ExternalClassC4BD0633DF67447590A5D3FA1096942D"><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-799" target="_blank"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Bone Densitometry Requisition</a></div>Located within the Nuclear Medicine Department on the ground floor.Vancouver General Hospital - Jim Pattison Pavilion

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