Bone Mineral Density (BMD)
How to prepare for your test:
No Barium Studies/Scans two weeks prior to your appointment.
No Nuclear Medicine Scans one week prior to your appointment.
No Calcium pills on day of exam.
Avoid clothing with metal fasteners if possible, and do not wear any fragrances or apply creams with strong fragrance prior to your appointment.
You must bring your Ontario Health Card to your appointment.
Patients must be able to consent to the procedure. If language is a barrier, please bring an interpreter.
If you are unable to keep your appointment, please give the testing location at least 24 hours' notice to avoid late cancellation/no show fees.
Baseline: patients are limited to one Baseline test in lifetime
Low Risk: patients with prior BMD testing are limited to a second test 3 years later and every 5 years subsequently
High Risk: may have testing more frequently than outlined above, provided there is clinical evidence of one of the following conditions:
- At risk for accelerated bone loss (in the absence of other risk factors, patient age is deemed not to place a patient at high risk for accelerated bone loss)
- Osteopenia or osteoporosis on any previous BMD testing
- Bone loss in excess of 1 % per year as demonstrated by previous BMD testing
Cambridge Memorial Hospital
700 Coronation Blvd
Cambridge ON N1R 3G2
Grand River Hospital
835 King St W
Kitchener ON N2G 1G3
Groves Memorial Comunity Hospital
235 Union St
Fergus ON N1M 1W3
Guelph General Hospital
115 Delphi St
Guelph ON N1E 4J4
Palmerston District Hospital
500 Whites Rd
Palmerston ON N2M 1B2
St Mary's General Hospital
911 Queen's Blvd
Kitchener ON N2M 1B2