Bone Density Scans are available Monday thru Thursday 7am-5pm and Friday 7am-1pm. You can schedule an appointment by calling the X-ray department at 620-845-6496.
A DEXA scan measures your bone density with a low dose of radiation, which is interpreted by sophisticated computer analysis. Your test results will assist your physician in determining the need for treatment of bone loss.
What to expect during your scan
A Bone densitometry exam is simple and painless. You'll lie down on a padded table, relax, be as still as possible and breathe normally while a mechanical arm passes above your hip and spine. The entire process takes about 20 minutes.
How to Prepare
Wear a comfortable two-piece outfit… without metal zippers, snaps, or under-wire bras. Bone densitometry should be scheduled at least a week after any procedure involving barium (upper GI, small bowel series, barium enema, or abdominal CT with barium).
ALL EXAMS REQUIRE A WRITTEN ORDER FROM A PHYSICIAN. WE WILL ACCEPT ORDERS FROM PHYSICIANS IN GOOD STANDING AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE MEDICINE IN THE STATES OF KANSAS AND OKLAHOMA.