Bone Densitometry (Bone Density Testing)

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Bone density tests evaluate the risk of developing osteoporosis or bone fractures, or to see if a treatment plan is stabilizing bone density.

Bone densitometry scans evaluate the fracture risk and monitor therapeutic regimes for osteoporosis. Bone density testing will determine the mineral content or strength of bones.

What to expect

There are no injections and the amount of radiation received is very small. Your appointment will take 10 to 30 minutes. There are no after effects from this procedure.   


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  • Lions Gate Hospital (LGH)

    231 East 15th Street North Vancouver
  • St. Paul's Hospital

    1081 Burrard Street Vancouver
  • Vancouver General Hospital (VGH)

    899 West 12th Avenue Vancouver