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Bone Density QCT

DEXA and Bone Density

Bone Density QCT

We don’t often think of bones as tissue, but our bones are actually a type of connective tissue, the most common tissue in the human body. Cartilage, bone marrow and blood are also types of connective tissue. In addition to making blood cells (red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets) our bones are so important because they basically hold us together, protect vital organs and allow us to move efficiently.

As with any other human structure, bones can develop problems that may seriously impact our health. The most common bone diseases is osteoporosis, a condition that happens when we lose too much bone, don’t make enough bone, or a combination of both.


Bone Density


We humans often take our bones for granted, but bones are actually living, growing tissue. Our bones are made up of connective tissue, one of the four basic types of human tissue. In addition to giving our bodies structure and protection, bones make red blood cells, which supply proteins and oxygen to tissues, and they make white blood cells, which help fight infection.

Although human bones stop growing in our 20’s, we replace and repair bone throughout our lifetimes. When bone replacement can’t keep up with bone loss, our bones become abnormally weak and more likely to break – a condition referred to as osteoporosis.

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

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