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Bone Mineral Densitometry
BMD testing measures bone loss due to osteoporosis and helps our teams determine the risk of future fractures, the need for medical treatment and monitor the success of existing treatment.
Appointments and Referrals
We now accept eReferrals from Primary Care! Find us on the OCEAN Health Map.
- Ocean eReferral Sign up
We are here to support you. You may reach us at 416-469-6580 ext. 2334 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you require assistance outside of regular business hours, you may choose one of the following options:
- Leave us a voicemail at 416-469-6580 ext. 2334 (we will respond the next business day)
- Send us an e-mail at @email (we will respond the next business day)
What to expect
BMD tests may require the removal of your clothes and changing into a gown, as items on your clothing or undergarments may interfere with the imaging (for example: buttons, clips, zippers etc.). You must not have any exams involving barium or radioisotopes within the last month.
There are no specific preparation instructions for Bone Mineral Density. Please bring a list of the medications you are taking to the exam.