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DEXA Bone Density Scans

DEXA Bone Density Scans

The DEXA bone density scan is a painless imaging study that measures the density of the bone in different areas of the body and can be completed in a short period of time. It involves a low-dose x-ray that measures calcium and other minerals in the bones. The measurement helps show the strength and thickness of bones. We offer FREE Convenient parking at our 100 Dudley Street Location.

Contact Information

Department of Diagnostic Imaging
101 Dudley Street, Basement Level
Providence, RI 02905
P: (401) 276-7838
F: (401) 276-7849

Hours

Monday - Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Who should consider a bone density scan?

  • Men and women over the age of 65
  • Female athletes with dysfunction of the menstrual cycle
  • Patients who experience fractures of the hip, wrist, or vertebral body of the spine
  • Patients receiving chemotherapy or steroid therapy
  • Women under the age of 65 who experience early menopause
  • Patients with disorders of the thyroid or parathyroid glands
  • Athletes who experience stress fractures or delayed bone healing
  • Pediatric patients, with malnutrition, Short Gut Syndrome or Osteogenesis imperfecta