Testing your bone density — how strong your bones are — is the only way to know for sure if you have osteoporosis. One common test doctors use is called dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA or DEXA), or a bone scan or bone density scan.
***If you have a commercial insurance provider (IE: BCBS, CIGNA, United etc…) this study may require pre-authorization by the ordering provider. This simply means the ordering provider must contact your insurance company and provide clinical data such as results from a previous office visit, image study or exam. Once this has been completed your insurance company will provide an authorization code that must be given to Midwest Advanced Radiology (MRAD) in order to proceed with your exam. Failure to obtain prior authorization may result in additional out of pocket costs.
If you have Medicare (excludes Medicare Advantage and Medicare Replacement) or are self-pay prior authorization is not needed.
Setting up an appointment has never been easier. You can simply call one of your locations, or follow the steps below to schedule your DEXA SCAN study.
We will call you the day before your appointment as a reminder of your upcoming DEXA SCAN study.