Bone Density Tests in New Jersey

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Bone density tests offer an important look into the health of our bones and whether or not a patient is suffering from osteoporosis, a condition that can weaken our skeleton and cause avoidable bone breaks. At our facilities, we use dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (or "DEXA") tests to test our patients' bone density and spot osteoporosis before it results in any further health complications.

What Should I Expect?

Bone density DEXA tests can be performed several different ways but, generally, they are easier for patients to complete than other radiology tests like CT scans and MRIs. This is mostly due to the fact that patients stay clothed and lie on a table, rather than inside an enclosure.

During your bone density test:

  • You will lie down on a table and be instructed to stay as still as possible.
  • An x-ray machine will scan your back and hips.
  • The scanning will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes.

Patients are exposed to minimal, safe amounts of radiation. Once a DEXA scan is completed, patients (who are not admitted to the hospital or scheduled for other tests) are free to go home.

Doctors will then review the scan's "T-score," which is a measurement of the patient's bone density compared to an optimal density. T-scores of -1.0 or above are considered normal. Any lower than -1.0 and your doctor will help you assess your bone density issue.

Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus
600 River Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701
(732) 363-1900
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Saint Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Road
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-5000
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Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 222-5200
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Clara Maass Medical Center
1 Clara Maass Drive
Belleville, NJ 07109
(973) 450-2000
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Community Medical Center
99 Highway 37 West
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 557-8000
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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
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Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
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Jersey City Medical Center
355 Grand Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 915-2000
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The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at RWJUH
200 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
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RWJ University Hospital Rahway
865 Stone Street
Rahway, NJ 07065
(732) 381-4200
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RWJ University Hospital Somerset
110 Rehill Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 685-2200
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RWJ University Hospital Hamilton
1 Hamilton Health Place
Hamilton, NJ 08690
(609) 586-7900
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RWJ University Hospital New Brunswick
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
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The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 923-7250
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The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 923-7700
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The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center at Howell
4013 Route 9
Suite 2S
Howell, NJ 07731
(732) 923-7700
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The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center at Colts Neck
310 Route 34 South
Second Floor
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
(732) 923-7700
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Cristie Kerr Women's Health Center
377 Jersey Avenue
Ground Floor, Medical Office Building
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(877) 393-5374
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New Jersey Imaging Network (NJIN) of Hackensack
385 Prospect Ave
1st Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 488-4808
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New Jersey Imaging Network (NJIN) of Belleville
36 Newark Avenue
Suite 100
Belleville, NJ 07109
(973) 844-4170
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New Jersey Imaging Network (NJIN) of Union City
3196 Kennedy Boulevard
3rd Floor
Union City, NJ 07087
(201) 865-6100
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New Jersey Imaging Network (NJIN) of West Orange
772 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
(973) 325-0002
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New Jersey Imaging Network (NJIN) of Union - Women's Imaging
2770 Morris Ave
Union, NJ 07083
(908) 687-6054
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New Jersey Imaging Network (NJIN) of Randolph
121 Center Grove Rd
Suite 7
Randolph, NJ 07869
(800) 930-6759
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New Jersey Imaging Network (NJIN) of Union
445 Chestnut St
Union, NJ 07083
(908) 687-6054
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New Jersey Imaging Network (NJIN) of Toms River - East
21 Stockton Dr
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 286-6333
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Monmouth Medical Center Laboratory and Diagnostic X-Ray Services
1910 Highway 35 South
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
(732) 775-1024
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Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center Laboratory Patient Service Center - Livingston
200 South Orange Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-7194
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Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center
200 South Orange Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-7000
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Care Connection at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway
865 Stone Street
4th floor
Rahway, NJ 07065
(732) 499-6460
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RWJ Hamilton Diagnostic & Treatment Center
1 Sheffield Drive
Suite 202
Columbus, NJ 08022
(609) 584-6640
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