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Bone Densitometry Screening for early detection of osteoporosis is a service which has been available at Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre since May 2000.
In April 2009 the centre purchased a new bone densitometry unit
Bone density testing is used to assess the strength of the bones and the probability of a fracture in persons at risk for osteoporosis. Women are four times more likely to develop osteoporosis than men.
The test, referred to as bone densitometry or bone mineral density scan (BMD), is a simple, noninvasive procedure that takes just minutes. Screening recommendations are for women to have a baseline test at the age of menopause.
Doctor referrals are required for these appointments. Speak with your physician about making an appointment at Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre.
Cost of this service
Your health insurance will cover a portion of your service/appointment cost. In an effort to lower your healthcare costs, the Centre does not charge a co-pay, however donations towards your balance are greatly accepted. If you are currently uninsured, your costs may be covered by our Equal Access Fund.