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Key Phone Numbers

  • Medical Center Operator

  • 201-833-3000

  • Physician Referral Service

  • 877-HOLY-NAME (465-9626)

  • Patient Information

  • 201-833-3300

  • Foundation (Donations)

  • 201-833-3187

  • Human Resources

  • 201-833-7040

  • Medical Staff Office

  • 201-833-3352

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Radiology Services

Bone Density Testing

A bone density test is taken to diagnose osteoporosis, a disease that weakens bones and makes them more likely to break. The screening consists of a simple X-ray that measures how many grams of calcium and other bone minerals are found within a segment of bone. A higher mineral count indicates denser or stronger bones. The bones typically tested are in the spine, hip and forearm.

A bone density test is quick and painless and involves just a low-dose X-ray of the bone. No preparation is necessary.

Results are mailed to your physician.