Bone Density

A Bone Density test determines the condition, or density of your bones using an x-ray. Often, Bone Density tests are used to diagnose osteoporosis, assess fracture risks, and diagnose bone disorders in adults and children. There is a very small amount of radiation exposure, but the chance of this causing damage is extremely low.

“Density” refers to the degree to which something is solid. A bone density test discovers how solid your bone is. This can be very important in diagnosing osteoporosis or finding a fracture of a bone. MANA’s imaging specialists are very experienced with bone density tests.

What to Expect

If there is a possibility that you are pregnant, let your physician or x-ray technician know and a different form of imaging may be used.

You may be asked to remove some or all of your clothes and wear a gown depending on your exam. You may also be asked to take off any jewelry, glasses, and other metal objects that may interfere with the x-ray. A machine will be used to take the x-ray on a certain part of your body, generally the spine, hip, heel, or wrist.

Bone Density tests are noninvasive, and the test itself generally only lasts a few minutes.

Preparing for your Bone Density Exam

Bone density tests are performed at MANA Imaging located inside Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic.

MANA Imaging
3344 N. Futrall Drive
Fayetteville, AR 72703

(479) 684.3900