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  • QCT Bone Density

    Osteoporosis can be prevented, treated, and in some cases even partially reversed, and bone mineral density testing can tell patients if they have low bone density or osteoporosis before outward signs appear.

Bone Density Scan

We measure bone mineral density with QCT. QCT stands for quantitative computed tomography; it is a low-dose CT scan with special software that can be used to diagnose or monitor osteoporosis. NOF (Non-ossifying fibroma) considers QCT safe and effective for the evaluation of bone mineral density. Testing for low bone density is simple, cost-effective and can identify those at increased risk of osteoporosis before outward signs appear. As with many other conditions, early detection is the key to the best diagnosis and treatment possible.

Who should get tested?

The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) recommends a bone mineral density test for

  • women age 65 and older
  • women ages 60 to 64 with risk factors for osteoporosis
  • women over 45 who have broken any bones
  • men age 50 to 69 with one or more risk factors for osteoporosis
  • men age 70 or older, even without any risk factors

Osteoporsis risk factors include: female gender; age; body type; ethnicity (Caucasian and Asian women are at highest risk); and family history. Controllable risk factors include: an inactive lifestyle; smoking; excessive alcohol intake; use of certain medications; abnormal hormone levels; and low levels of Vitamin D.

Through proper nutrition, exercise, hormone therapy and certain prescription medications, low bone density and osteoporosis can be prevented.

Throughout Arizona

The Northern Arizona Radiology offices are conveniently located on the first floor of the Physicians and Surgeons Building, just north of the hospital on the SE corner of Forest Ave and Beaver St. Free on-site parking is available. Please be aware that there are three (3) NAR offices. Check-in at the suite appropriate for the exam you are having performed. See below.

Suite 101, to the right as you enter the building: Mammography, Women’s Ultrasound, & Breast Biopsies

Suite 105, down the hall on the right as you enter the building: MRI

Suite 102, just to the left as you enter the building: X-Ray, General Ultrasound, CT, PET/CT, Bone Densitometry, Nuclear Medicine & Interventional procedures

Office Hours

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturdays & Sundays by Scheduled Appointment.