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Bone Density

Information for Patients

About the scan

If you or your doctor have any concerns that your bones are not strong enough and may easily fracture, we can use low levels of radiation to measure the density of your bone. This information can give you and your doctor an idea of your level of risk of fracture.

The same process can also be used to assess general body composition, in particular your proportion of muscle and fatty tissue.

Information we need before booking your appointment

We will require your referral from your Doctor and your Medicare Card. Our Admin team will ask you to complete some paperwork, so we have all your important details on file.

For Bone Density scans, we ask that you call us to make an appointment so that we can ensure a member of staff is available to see you at your allotted time.

How to prepare before the scan

You will be asked to complete a questionnaire to provide ClinRad the relevant medical background to report on your results. The Radiographer will go over this questionnaire with you. You may be asked to change into a gown for the scan, if this is required one of our staff will show you to a change room.

What to expect during the scan

Our experienced Radiographers will take the time to explain the procedure to you. You will be asked to lie down on a bed whilst the machine performs the scan. If a scan of your forearm is required, you will be seated in a chair.

Time to complete the scan

Most Bone Density scans only take 15 minutes to complete.

What to do after the scan

Our friendly clinical team members will direct you back to a change room and then on to the Front Reception from where you will be free to leave if you have completed all your examinations.

Cost

At ClinRad our billing is governed by Medicare and the rebates they provide. We Bulk-Bill all Medicare eligible Bone Density scans. Please ask for a quote when you book your appointment.

About the results

Your images and report are sent to your referring Doctor. We recommend that you make an appointment with them to discuss your results.

About the equipment

At ClinRad we use the most up-to-date Bone Density equipment on the market. This helps us to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality images, with the lowest possible radiation dose.

Safety and individual suitability of the scan

Our experienced Radiographers and Radiologist will always work with you and your referring practitioner to ensure you are having the imaging procedure that will provide the most relevant information.