Bone Densitometry


This service includes:

  1. Bone Density Test of the lumbar spine, hip and +/- forearm
  2. All patients who hold a Pension concession, are bulk billed for bone densitometry if they meet the Government’s Medicare item criteria
  3. The Radiologist will interpret the scan and provide your referring doctor with a comprehensive report

Preparation for Bone Density Test

Please complete questionnaire prior to test: Bone Density Testing PDF

Please bring referral slip and xrays of spine if available.

You should not take calcium supplements for at least 24 hours before your exam.

You should not book in for bone density test if you have had a Nuclear Medicine scan, or an x-ray that involves a drink or an injection for at least 1 week before your exam.