Check your bone density with Australia’s highest resolution scanner

Bone Density Scan

Bone Mineral Density scans at Holistic Physio Fitness are quick, easy and reported on by our specialist nuclear physician..
What is it?

THE PROCEDURE

DEXA (or DXA) is a medical scanning technology originally developed to measure bone density. It passes a very low dose of dual-energy X-rays through the body to provide a high resolution image and precise measurement of bone density. It is the gold standard for body mineral densitometry for diagnosis osteoporosis and osteopenia.

For Monitoring Bone Health

DEXA scans can also be used to diagnose osteoporosis, a condition that often affects women after menopause but may also be found in men. Osteoporosis involves a gradual loss of calcium, as well as structural changes, causing the bones to become thinner, more fragile and more likely to break.

The procedure is also effective in tracking the effects of treatment for osteoporosis and other conditions that cause bone loss.

What’s Involved?

A DEXA scan is quick, painless and non-invasive. You will be instructed to lie flat on a padded table, staying very still, while the scanning arm passes above you. You remain fully clothed, preferably underwear, shorts and t-shirt or similar though you may be asked to remove heavy clothing, shoes, jewellery and metal objects. The scan only takes a few minutes but the whole process may take up to 15 minutes.

MediLink MedixDR

THE TECHNOLOGY


To ensure that Holistic Physio Fitness brings you the best-quality scans, we use the MediLink MedixDR.

The MedixDR features state-of-the-art 2D narrow-angle fan beam technology based on a 256 element detector, which provides excellent image quality as well as fast exam times, making it the ideal solution for all types of practices. Because of the reduced magnification and distortion effects (parallax errors) inherent to wide-angle fan beam densitometry, the 2D narrow-angle fan beam technology in the MedixDR ensure that area, BMD and geometric measurements are always accurate.

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How we do it?

THE PROCESS



Scan


We will perform a quick and painless scan on our state of the art DEXA scanner. This will only take approximately 5-10 mins. A Bone Mineral Density Scan usually involves an image of the femoral neck and another image of the lumbar spine.


Report


Our Specialist Physician will then report on the findings. From there we will send both the report and the scan results to your referring Doctor for their records. You will then see your Doctor for the results


Implement a plan


Based on your results provided by the scan we can implement an exercise program to address any bone density issues you may have. Our Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists are experts in the design and implementatin of bone health programs.

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All the scan appointments run for 15 minutes and include the following:

  • An x-ray of both your femoral neck and your lumbar spine.
  • Your results are then reported on by our Specialist Nuclear Physician and sent off to your Doctor for discussion.
  • If you do not have a referral from your doctor you are still eligible to have a scan done. We can directly provide you with your results however it is recommended that you discuss your results with your doctor.

UNDER 70 years old with NO referral

$60

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Under 70 years old WITH a referral

$127

  • With an eligible referral from your doctor

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Over 70 years old WITH a referral

$87.05

  • Bulk Billed. Medicare covers the whole cost and will be rebated to you with a referral

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*All online prices are only redeemable online and not in store. Once you have made a payment please call 9999 6666 to book your appointments.

Knowing your Bone Health is only one click away?

Book today with one of our highly trained professionals to scan you. Bone Density Scans are quick and painless and could mean the difference between preventing Osteoporosis and Osteopenia.

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Our practitioners at Holistic Physio Fitness are highly qualified professionals with years of experience and the highest qualifications. Rest assured that you will receive the highest standard of health care available on the Northern Beaches.

We have all the necessary equipment and skills to provide a complete physiotherapy service for any injury or condition.

*Individual results may vary with any of our services.

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