Detect osteoporosis before a fracture even happens

Bone densitometry, or a bone density test, is a non-invasive and accurate way of detecting osteoporosis, a chronic condition caused by a depletion of bone calcium. It results in weakened bones that break easily.

ADC's bone densitometry department is the only facility in Texas to earn the advanced International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) certification, and it is one of only 38 accredited facilities in the United States.

Bone Densitometry features:

  • Low radiation dose
  • Takes only 15 to 30 minutes

Where do I check in for Bone Densitometry?

The check-in is located on the 3rd floor south entrance of ADC Imaging North.

How often is Bone Densitometry covered by insurance?

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers this test, for broken bones, once every 24 months (more often if medically necessary) for people who meet the criteria below. Medicare only covers this test when it's ordered by a doctor or other qualified provider.

Who is eligible for coverage?

All qualified people with Part B who are at risk for osteoporosis and meet one or more of these conditions:

  • A woman whose doctor determines she's estrogen deficient and at risk for osteoporosis, based on her medical history and other findings
  • A person whose X-rays show possible osteoporosis, osteopenia, or vertebral fractures
  • A person taking prednisone or steroid-type drugs or is planning to begin this treatment
  • A person who has been diagnosed with primary hyperparathyroidism
  • A person who is being monitored to see if their osteoporosis drug therapy is working

Hours vary by location, please call to verify hours of operation before visiting our clinic.