Jefferson Health

Bone Densitometry

If your physician is concerned that you may have osteoporosis and are at risk of fracture, a bone densitometry test may be recommended. Bone densitometry testing is typically done using X-rays, dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA or DXA) or by quantitative CT scanning using special software to determine bone density of the hip or spine. The test is used to measure your bone mineral content and density, which can indicate decreased bone mass, a condition in which your bones may be more brittle and more prone to break or fracture.

Bone densitometry at Jefferson is performed by radiologists and technicians in the Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Division, where you can also get a PET scan, PET/CT scan, bone scan (whole body/three phase), Gallium scan or a labeled white blood cell scan.

Make an Appointment for a Bone Densitometry

Walk-in appointments are available for this service or you can schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-TJU-1662 (1-800-858-1662) between 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Hours of Operation for Bone Densitometry

  • 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Gibbon Building
  • 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday at Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience

Bone Densitometry in Center City Philadelphia

  • Gibbon Building, 111 South 11th Street, 3rd Floor, Room 3350, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, 900 Walnut Street, Basement Level, Philadelphia, PA 19107