Bone Density Scan (2016)

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

255

Physician Office

731

Hospital Outpatient

Regional Pricing Transparency
Bone Density Scan ( 2016)

Central VA

199

Physician Office

758

Hospital Outpatient

Eastern VA

202

Physician Office

496

Hospital Outpatient

Northern VA

281

Physician Office

819

Hospital Outpatient

Northwestern VA

298

Physician Office

652

Hospital Outpatient

Southwestern VA

219

Physician Office

640

Hospital Outpatient

Updated on 7/05/2018