Bone Densitometry (DEXA)
Availabile in the hospital's South Pavilion, bone densitometry, sometimes called DEXA (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry), is the test for evaluation of osteoporosis. It is a low-dose dose X-ray that checks for signs of mineral loss and bone thinning. It is a simple, painless test that takes about 20 minutes. You will be asked to lie on the examination table with your arms by your side. You should dress comfortably – don't wear clothes with metal buttons or zippers.
For a more detailed explanation of bone density testing and osteoporosis, please click here.
You may report directly to the South Pavilion of Lawrence General at 1 General St., Lawrence, MA 01841. Convenient parking is located close to the door in the Emergency Center parking garage.
If you have any questions about Imaging and Radiology at Lawrence General, please call us at 978-946-8103.