Bone Mineral Density Scan
About This Procedure:
A bone scan is an x-ray that measures bone strength. As we get older our bones lose minerals, like calcium; they become thinner, lighter, and less dense. Weaker bones are more likely to break and can lead to a disease called osteoporosis which is common in women after menopause and in older adults.
This particular scan of the hips, pelvis and spine uses a test called dual energy x-ray. Some insurance plans fully cover the cost as part of preventive health coverage for older people who are at risk for bone loss. The test takes about 5 minutes and is done in a variety of outpatient centers.
These are 2021 prices. Use the link below to see if you can get a current, personalized cost estimate from your health insurer.
high price in Washington
The price covers just this one service which includes facility and doctor fees. This price does not include any other care like a visit, other tests or medications.
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