Bone Mineral Density Tests

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    Taxonomy Code: LF-4900.6500-100

    Programs that offer any of a variety of tests that are used to measure an individual's bone mass, bone density and/or how tightly the bone matter is packed. The most common procedure (the DEXA scan) uses a double beam x-ray; can be conducted at a variety of sites including the spine, hip or total body; and is recommended for people who have suffered a recent fracture in which osteoporosis is suspected or who are at risk for osteoporosis. Others include an ultrasound test which measures bone density in the heel, wrist or forearm; the SXA scan (single energy x-ray absorptiometry) which measures the wrist or heel; the PDXA scan (peripheral dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry) which measures the wrist, heel or finger; RA (radiographic x-ray absorptiometry) which measures the hand; DPA (dual photon x-ray absorptiometry) which measures the spine, hip or total body; SPA (single photon x-ray absorptiometry) which measures the wrist; and QCT (quantitative computed tomography) which measures the spine or hip. Although all bones of the skeleton will reflect osteoporosis to some extent, bone density studies of the spine and hip may detect bone loss earlier. Peripheral bone measurements are accurate enough to be used as screening tools but not as precise as the DEXA test which is often recommended if the results of screening procedures indicate that further testing is warranted. The test can be repeated to evaluate the results of medication, estrogen-replacement therapy or other forms of treatment.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    BONE DENSITY TESTING CENTERProvides bone density testing using DEXA technology, as prescribed by your attending physician. Call for an appointment.SuffolkBONE DENSITY TESTING CENTERNORTH SHORE-LIJ HUNTINGTON HOSPITAL-THE KATZ INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH
    CENTEREACH-ST. CHARLES REHABILITATION NETWORKOffers a wide range of outpatient services including physical therapy, OB/GYN physical therapy and orthopedic manual therapy. Rehabilitative services are provided to alleviate incontinence and pelvic pain. Sports medicine, bone density and mammography diagnostic testing are other services offered.SuffolkCENTEREACH-ST. CHARLES REHABILITATION NETWORKST. CHARLES HOSPITAL
    FORTUNATO BREAST HEALTH CENTERProvides education, early detection, support groups and counseling for women who have breast disease or related problems. Services include: screening and diagnostic mammography, comprehensive breast evaluation, ultrasound, mammotome and stereotactic breast biopsy and bone density DEXA Scans.SuffolkFORTUNATO BREAST HEALTH CENTERJOHN T. MATHER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
    OSTEOPOROSIS CENTEROffers individuals a full scope of services in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. Services include bone density scans, therapy, physician evaluation, exercise classes, support groups, research and education.OSTEOPOROSIS CENTERHELEN HAYES HOSPITAL
    RADIOLOGY AND DIAGNOSTIC IMAGINGOffers advanced diagnostic imaging services including digital radiography ultrasound, spiral CAT scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), 1.5 Tesla High Field, nuclear medicine, computed radiography (filmless), mammography and bone densitometry. Call to schedule appointment.SuffolkRADIOLOGY AND DIAGNOSTIC IMAGINGSTONY BROOK EASTERN LONG ISLAND HOSPITAL
    WOMEN'S CENTERNassauWOMEN'S CENTERST. FRANCIS HOSPITAL-THE HEART CENTER
    WOMEN'S HEALTH PROGRAMSOffers array of women's health services including bone densitometry, digital mammography, weight management counseling, and incontinence and osteoporosis clinics.SuffolkWOMEN'S HEALTH PROGRAMSSTONY BROOK EASTERN LONG ISLAND HOSPITAL
    WOMEN'S HEALTH SERVICESProvides breast health services including low dosage mammography, stereotactic biopsy, self exam tips and bone density testing. Offers a lecture series on topics important to women. Produces a newsletter highlighting concerns of teens to adult women.SuffolkWOMEN'S HEALTH SERVICESBROOKHAVEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER

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