Canadian Diagnostic Network

The Following clinics/services will be OPEN: Orleans Imaging 2555 St Joseph Ultrasound, X-ray 8am-4pm (No Chest X-Rays), Mammography | Urgent Care 1220 Promenade place Ultrasound | Nepean Imaging 1 Centrepointe Dr Ultrasound, Vascular, X-RAY 8am-4pm **X Ray CLOSED Fridays 8am-12pm | Towngate 1181 Hunt Club Road, Ultrasound, X-ray including chest NO RESPIRTORY | Phenix 595 Montreal Road, Ultrasound, X-ray (8am – 4pm)*Xray Closed July 27, 28.
  • Restrictions:
ALL VISITORS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK OR FACE COVER TO ENTER. No Chest X-rays until further notice. Please Do Not Visit if you feel unwell (cough, stuffy nose, fever, sore throat)
  • August 4, 2020
  • Update:
The Following clinics/services will be OPEN: Orleans Imaging 2555 St Joseph Ultrasound, X-ray 8am-4pm (No Chest X-Rays), Mammography | Urgent Care 1220 Promenade place Ultrasound | Nepean Imaging 1 Centrepointe Dr Ultrasound, Vascular, X-RAY 8am-4pm **X Ray CLOSED Fridays 8am-12pm | Towngate 1181 Hunt Club Road, Ultrasound, X-ray including chest NO RESPIRTORY | Phenix 595 Montreal Road, Ultrasound, X-ray (8am – 4pm) *Xray Closed July 27, 28.
  • Restrictions:
ALL VISITORS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK OR FACE COVER TO ENTER. No Chest X-rays until further notice. Please Do Not Visit if you feel unwell (cough, stuffy nose, fever, sore throat)

Bone Density Test
Ottawa

Bone Density Test DEXA scan, DXA scan Ottawa

A bone density test Ottawa or DEXA scan or DXA scan is both non-invasive and pain-free. This test determines the strength of your bones by measuring the grams of calcium and other bone minerals. A bond density test is the standard method of diagnosing osteoporosis.

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Symptoms and Diagnosis

This test will report the likelihood of developing osteoporosis, a disease of fragile and weak bone and occasionally even find osteoporosis related fractures that have already occurred.

This Scan will help to:

  • Assess and identify decreases in bone density before you break a bone
  • Determine your risk of broken bones (fractures)
  • Confirm a diagnosis of osteoporosis
  • Monitor osteoporosis treatment

You may be referred to have this test if you have:

  • Lost height
  • Fractured a bone
  • Taken certain drugs
  • Received a transplant
  • Had a drop in hormone levels

What to expect at your Bone Density Scan Ottawa appointment.

Bone density scans require minimal and brief preparation. If you’ve recently had a barium exam, had contrast material injected for a CT scan, or nuclear medicine test, ensure you let the clinic know. The amount of radiation you’re exposed to is extremely low.

How often to repeat a Bone Density Test Ottawa or DEXA Test Ottawa, DXA Test.

If you are taking osteoporosis medicine you should repeat a bone density test by CDN every 1-2 years. You should repeat your bone density test every year after starting osteoporosis medication.

Before Your Scan

Before the bone density scan, you may be asked to wear a paper gown. Do not take calcium supplements for at least 24 hours before your bone density test.

During The Scan

An x-ray machine will scan those areas where bone degradation is most commonly found including the back and hips with minimal physical contact.

After The Scan 

Once the test is complete you will be able to return to your normal activities.

Results

The test will be interpreted by a radiologist and the results will be communicated to your referring doctor. You may discuss the results of the exam with your doctor at a follow-up appointment.

Schedule Your Appointment

Please complete the Quick Form below. After you submit this information, CDN support will contact you by email to confirm your appointment. If you have a medical emergency, dial 911

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