There are no injections involved in a bone density or body composition scan. Many people mistake a bone density test (a DEXA scan) for a bone scan. These are very different types of tests. A bone density test is totally painless, and does not involve any injections.
For a bone density scan, items that might interfere with the results will be removed from the area to be scanned. In most places, this is your hip or hips, and your low back. Items that interfere are buttons, zips and other metallic items. Naturally, we provide a gown to protect your modesty! In the case [...]
Yes. You should eat and drink, as normal, on the day of your scan. If you are on calcium supplements, it would be ideal to cease your supplement 1 day before your scan, and then commence it again, immediately after, as undigested calcium tablets may alter bone density results.
We are open Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm and offer late night appointments on Thursdays. We also open select Saturdays, to cater for groups. In addition, we are able to organised flexible bookings for groups such as sporting teams or training groups. Call 4323 9200, for more information.
You simply lie flat on a padded table with the guidance of our experienced radiographer, and the arm of the machine passes over your body. A body composition scan takes approximately 6 minutes. A bone density scan takes approximately 10-15 minutes. We provide you with a gown to wear during your scan. All jewelry and [...]