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      Bone Density DEXA Scan


      Dexa Scan North Haven CT

      DEXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) Examinations estimate the amount of bone mineral content in specific areas of your body by utilizing two types of x-rays, both of which allow Radiologists to make an estimation of bone density by showing the difference between bone and soft tissue. The examination is safe, quick, and painless—you won’t require any injections, sedation, special diet, or other advance preparation.


      Nearly 10 million Americans have osteoporosis—a bone disease that greatly increases the risk of bone fracture. Common risk factors for osteoporosis include:

      • Reaching 65 years of age or older
      • Having a history of broken bones since turning age 50
      • A family history of osteoporosis
      • Infrequent exercise and poor nutrition
      • Being underweight for your height

      DEXA Examinations are critical in both diagnosing and subsequently treating osteoporosis, as well as other conditions that cause bone loss. Talk to your doctor about your risk factors for osteoporosis, and the importance of a DEXA screening.


      DEXA Examinations typically consist of a scan of the spine and a single hip. The exam itself takes about 20 minutes to perform. Our technician will ask you to lay still on a scan table and breathe normally while the scanner passes over the areas being evaluated. After the exam is complete, you are immediately able to return to your normal activities!


      • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time with all applicable insurance cards/information
      • Do not wear metal
      • Avoid taking calcium supplements for at least 2 hours prior to your appointment
      • Bring any materials given to you by your Referring Physician for your appointment (comparison films, requisition forms, etc)
      • All consent and privacy forms will need to be signed prior to the exam and medical history will be reviewed


      Interested in being seen by a CareMEDICA provider? Call (203) 672-2800 for our Connecticut offices, and (561) 776-8890 for our Florida office. You can also schedule your appointment using our Healow portal:  Connecticut Portal   Florida Portal

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