Bone Mineral Densitometry

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Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD) is a scan which uses low energy x-rays to measure the density of your bone. It is used to diagnose osteoporosis and assess your fracture risk. It is also used to monitor your bone density which is especially useful if you are on treatment for osteoporosis. The usual regions scanned are your lower spine and hips although on occasions other areas such as the forearm may need to be scanned.

There is no special preparation required for a bone mineral densitometry scan.

Where possible, it is best to wear clothing with no metallic objects such as zips or metal buttons as this can affect the results of the scan. However if required, a gown will be provided before scanning.

It is recommended to bring along any previous bone mineral densitometry results that you have as any changes in your bone density can be assessed by comparing to your previous results.

Before the commencement of your scan, your height, weight and some medical history will be obtained. You will be asked to lie on a scanning bed. Usually the lower spine and both hips are scanned however this may vary depending on your clinical circumstances.

The total duration of your appointment will be approximately 20 minutes however the scanning time is around 5 minutes.

The radiation dose from a BMD scan is very low and is about one tenth of a dose from a chest x-ray.

The cost of a bone mineral densitometry scan depends on whether you meet Medicare criteria for a rebate. Please discuss your eligibility for a rebate with your referring doctor prior to your appointment with Qscan.

Our Customer Service Team will be able to advise you of all costs involved with your BMD including any out of pocket cost.

Images obtained from your scan are digitally recorded. At Qscan, a subspecialty trained Radiologist interprets the images obtained and provides a report for your doctor within 24 hours.

Reports and images will be available electronically via the patient app and web portal after your examination. If required, films are available for collection or delivery to your referring practitioner. You may need to make a follow up appointment to discuss the results with your referring practitioner.

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Robina

Robina Town Centre, Robina, Queensland, Australia

07 5587 6363

07 5578 7240

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Nerang

3/12 Ferry Street, Nerang, Queensland, Australia

07 5554 7070

07 5527 4045

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Carindale

2 Millennium Boulevard, Carindale, Queensland, Australia

07 3873 7800

07 3395 3184

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Cleveland

177 Bloomfield Street, Cleveland, Queensland, Australia

07 3821 1766

07 3821 1100

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Mater Private Clinic

Mater Private Clinic, Stanley Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

07 3357 0361

07 3010 5791

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Victoria Point

1 Bunker Road, Victoria Point, QLD, 4165, Australia

07 3207 0511

07 3207 0922

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Annerley

Qscan, Ipswich Road, Annerley, Queensland, Australia

07 3357 0388

07 3357 0380

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Aspley

Shop 4, 1368 Gympie Road, Aspley, Queensland Australia

07 3863 3907

07 3863 2358

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Everton Park

456 South Pine Road, Everton Park, Queensland, Australia

07 3355 4422

07 3355 4943

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Redcliffe

6 Silvyn Street, Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia

07 3357 0922

07 3283 4277

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Toowong

Shop 2, 530 Milton Road, Toowong, Queensland, Australia

07 3870 5511

07 3371 6814

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Windsor

142 Newmarket Road, Windsor, Queensland, Australia

07 3357 0333

07 3357 0300

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Burleigh Waters

Gold Coast, 2 Classic Way, Burleigh Waters, Queensland, Australia

07 5587 6333

07 5587 6344

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Mermaid Waters

Q Super Centre, Mermaid Waters, Queensland, Australia

07 5526 6500

07 5526 1764

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Southport

Pacific Private Clinic, 123 Nerang Street, Southport, Queensland

07 5503 3433

07 5503 3444

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Parkwood

Parkwood Village, 76-122 Napper Rd, Parkwood, QLD, 4214, Australia

07 5631 7200

07 5631 7222

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