LSG Imaging uses a low radiation, state-of-the-art dual photon x-ray system to perform bone densitometry of the spine, hip, and forearms, when appropriate. The Radiologist will then compare your measurements to a reference-population based on your age, weight and gender. This information will enable us to determine whether you are at risk for fractures due to osteoporosis.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Examinations are comfortable, fast and safe. Patients typically spend only minutes reclining fully-clothed on the table. There are no injections and there is no preparation required. The radiation exposure is 1/20 of that received in a normal chest x-ray.