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MCH Radiology Department

Dexa (Bone Density)

DEXA scans measure your bone density with a low dose of radiation, which is interpreted by sophisticated computer analysis. Your test results will assist your physician in determining whether you need treatment for bone loss.


Optimal health depends on an accurate diagnosis and preventative treatment. That’s why our providers rely on us for bone density analysis. 

  • A scheduled appointment is required.

Frequently Asked Questions...

What to Expect During a Bone Density Exam...

A bone densitometry exam is simple and painless. You’ll lie down on a padded table, relax, and breathe normally while a mechanical arm passes above your hip and spine. The entire procedure takes about 20 minutes

How Do I Prepare for a Bone Density Exam?

Wear a comfortable two-piece outfit without metal zippers, snaps or under-wire bras. Bone densitometry should be scheduled at least a week after any procedure involving barium (upper GI series, small bowel series or barium enema).

We offer online sharing of your medical images using Nuance Powershare. This service allows us to share images with your provider in a secure and convenient way!


All imaging will be sent to the physicians of Manhattan Radiology to be read and reported. Your ordering provider will have your report within 24 to 48 hours. Your provider should contact you with your results.


All services require a written order from a physician in good standing and licensed to practice medicine in the State of Kansas.

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