Bone Density Screenings
A bone density screening uses x-rays to measure the amount of calcium and other important minerals within a patient’s bones. This test is used to determine whether you have osteoporosis – which is a condition that makes bones fragile and more likely to break.
Advanced Technology for Accurate Results
Also known as a DEXA (dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry) scan, this procedure is the most accurate method available for measuring bone strength and thickness.
Most people’s bones become thinner as they age. In addition to checking for osteoporosis, your doctor may order this test if you have lost height, recently fractured a bone, take certain drugs
or have had a drop in hormone levels.
Our Lafayette facility houses two different types of MRI machines to provide a variety of options for patients: high field MRI and open MRI. Each of our machines produces images that are stored in a digital format. After your procedure, we can quickly transmit images and our reports to your designated physicians.
Learn More About Our Density Screenings
How to Prepare for Your Bone Density Test
If you take calcium supplements, you must stop taking them 24 hours prior to undergoing the screening.
What to Expect During Your Bone Density Scan
● Wear comfortable clothing, free from zippers and metal. We also have imaging-safe clothing for patients to change into.
Make an Appointment
(337) 703-6430 fax
1025 Kaliste Saloom Road, Suite 101, Lafayette, LA 70508
1122 S. Bernard Rd, Suite A Broussard, LA 70518
What to Bring to Your Appointment
For a stress-free exam day, patients are encouraged to complete all registration paperwork in advance and upload a copy of their insurance card and personal ID online. If this information is provided prior to the appointment, there is no need to bring it with you on exam day. Here’s a quick list of important things you should bring to your appointment:
*If you did not upload this online in advance of your appointment.
Driver’s license or personal ID (if you did not upload this online in advance of your appointment)