Bone Densitometry

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Outpatient Radiology Services are conveniently located at these locations: University Parkway Express Testing (North County), Blackburn Point Express Testing (South County) and The Institute for Advanced Medicine (East County).

What is a Bone Densitometry test?

Bone Densitometry testing is the most accurate way to measure the density of your bones. The test is simple, safe, painless and noninvasive. The test is fast and convenient-you don't even need to undress in most cases.

Osteoporosis Facts: Osteoporosis is a disease that gradually weakens bones, so they become fragile and more likely to break. Women past menopause are at increased risk for osteoporosis. Bone Densitometry can help diagnose bone loss at an early stage.

What can I expect during my Bone Densitometry test?

The exam will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. You will be lying down on a cushioned table and positioned by the technologist. The areas that are normally measured are the Lumbar Spine (lower back) and hip.

For scheduling, please call: (941) 917-7322 For more information, please call: (941) 917-8600

* Please be aware that when you receive radiology services, you are billed for services rendered in part by Sarasota Memorial Health Care System Radiology Services for the actual imaging, as well as SMH Radiology Associates for the interpretation of the images. If you have any questions or concerns about your bill, please feel free to call SMH Radiology Associates Billing Office toll free at 1-866-237-2465 or Sarasota Memorial Patient Financial Services at 941-917-1540 for questions concerning your bills.

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