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Bone Density Scan (2015)


What is a bone density scan?

A bone density scan uses low dose x-rays to measure the density of bones. Bone density tests are painless and require a patient to lay on a table for a short time as a scanner passes over the body.

Why have a bone density scan?

A bone density scan helps a doctor measure bone loss. The more minerals there are in bones, the denser, or stronger, they are. People with dense bones are less likely to break bones during a fall. Bone density scans are recommended for older women and people with osteoporosis, another word for bone loss.

Statewide

250

Physician Office

599

Hospital Outpatient

Regional Pricing Transparency
Bone Density Scan ( 2015)

Central VA

180

Physician Office

585

Hospital Outpatient

Eastern VA

217

Physician Office

554

Hospital Outpatient

Northern VA

292

Physician Office

670

Hospital Outpatient

Northwestern VA

293

Physician Office

595

Hospital Outpatient

Southwestern VA

188

Physician Office

594

Hospital Outpatient

Updated on 12/20/2016
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