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Bone Density

Next-generation DEXA technology for Gold Standard Bone Mineral Density Testing

We can assess your risk for osteoporosis and fractures with exceptional precision and accuracy using quick, painless scans with our state-of-the-art Horizon DEXA system.

Did you know:

– Low bone mass affects both women and men

– In Australia, a patient is admitted to hospital with an osteoporotic fracture every 5-6 minutes

– Osteoporosis often goes undiagnosed until a person experiences their first fracture

– There is about a 50% chance patients will then suffer another fracture in the future. 1

DEXA Melbourne integrates vertebral fracture assessment (VFA) technology with additional bone mineral density scans for a comprehensive assessment of osteoporotic fracture risk.

Understanding your bone health can help with early intervention to keep your bones as strong as possible, reduce the rate further bone loss to hopefully prevent debilitating fractures.

 

References: 1. Watts J, Abimanyi-Ochom J, Sanders K, Osteoporosis costing all Australians: A new burden of disease analysis – 2012 to 2022. Osteoporosis Australia. 2. Osteoporosis Australia. Bone density testing in general practice guide.

The DEXA Melbourne

BONE DENSITY SCAN PACKAGE

$180

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Program Includes:

  • Latest DEXA technology
  • Hip Scan
  • AP Spine Scan
  • Instant Vertebral Assessment
  • Comprehensive report for your doctor

Program Steps

How our Bone Density Scan Package works

  1. PRE-CONSULTATION QUESTIONNAIRE COMPLETED

    Prior to coming along to your appointment we will send you a pre-consultation questionnaire to complete.

  2. PRE-CONSULTATION ASSESSMENT

    Your returned pre-consultation questionnaire is assessed by your Densitometrist

  3. THE INITIAL CONSULTATION

    Your Densitometrist will discuss the assessment of your pre-consultation questionnaire, obtain any additional information required from you, explain the procedure for the scans, and ask you if you have any questions.

  4. THE SCANS

    Professional societies recognise the combination of scans we perform as the best standard of care for osteoporosis assessment. We will perform 3 quick, simple, and painless scans. Each scan takes around 10 - 15 seconds. Your Densitometrist will carefully and meticulously reposition you for each scan. This is important to ensure the highest degree of accuracy. If for any reason, one of the scans cannot be obtained, we will scan an alternative valid site e.g. if we cannot scan the hip we can scan the forearm.

  5. THE REPORT

    Once the scans are completed, the clinical report is immediately prepared. You will be given the report to take with you.

  6. FOLLOW-UP

    Having the baseline scans is great to provide a comprehensive assessment of bone density. It is also important to consider a review of your bone density at a set point down the track to measure change and adjust treatment as required. The process and cost for follow-up scans is the same as for your initial package e.g. $180 for the 3 scans.

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