Bone Densitometry (DEXA)
Thanks to the generosity of the Lawrence General Hospital Staff, 2009's employee giving campaign supported bone densitometry, a new service available in the South Pavilion.
Bone densitometry, sometimes called DEXA (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry), is the test for evaluation of osteoporosis. It is a low-dose dose x-ray that checks for signs of mineral loss and bone thinning. It is a simple, painless test that takes about 20 minutes. You will be asked to lie on the examination table with your arms by your side. You should dress comfortably – don't wear clothes with metal buttons or zippers.
For a more detailed explanation of bone density testing and osteoporosis, please click here.
You may report directly to the South Pavilion. Convenient parking is located close to the door in the Emergency Center Garage.
If you have any questions about Imaging and Radiology at Lawrence General Hospital, please call us at 978-946-8103.