DEXA (Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) is a simple test that can determine your risk for developing a fracture.
The typical length of time for a DEXA scan is 20 minutes, and the scan is completely painless.
Yes, patients should discontinue all calcium supplements 24 hours prior to the exam.p>
Many insurance companies now pay for DEXA scans. Medicare will generally also pay for a bone mineral measurement assessment once every two years. When medically necessary, Medicare may pay for additional screenings. Please check with your appropriate form of insurance for specific coverage details.
Upon arriving at the GBMC campus, follow the signs to Rose Park. Enter the hospital via the Main Lobby and go to the front desk where you will be greeted by a receptionist. The receptionist will register you and escort you to the Radiology Reception Area. We ask that you arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment time.