What can I expect during the exam?
There are different methods of determining bone density. Peninsula Imaging utilizes DEXA scanning (Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) which is considered to be the best method available. The DEXA examination takes about 30 minutes. The patient rests, without moving, on a padded table while a small arm-like device passes over the patient. It is important that you remain as still as possible during the procedure to ensure a clear and useful image.
In the event we can not do a hip or spine (surgery), we will perform a forearm of the non-dominent side.
- Spine - during an examination of the spine, your legs will be supported on a padded box to flatten your pelvis and lower (lumbar) spine.
- Hip - the technologist will place your foot in a brace that rotates the hip inward.
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Peninsula Imaging, LLC
Address:1655 Woodbrooke Drive, Suite 101, Salisbury Maryland, 21804
Phone: 410-749-1123 / Toll Free: 1-866-725-1061