Toronto General Hospital | Maps & DirectionsNorman Urquhart Building – 7th Floor, in the Bone Density and Body Composition Laboratory
Sometimes your scan may be booked at a different location through the Joint Department of Medical Imaging – your scan may be done at Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre or Mount Sinai Hospital.
Toronto Western Hospital | Maps & DirectionsEast Wing – 1st Floor, Room 557 in the Orthopedics Department
Princess Margaret Hospital | Maps & Directions3rd Floor, Room 935
Mount Sinai Hospital6th Floor, Room 201 in the Division of Nuclear Medicine
Please check your appointment details to find out which hospital you'll need to visit.
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The Bone Density and Body Composition Laboratory at the Osteoporosis Clinic is part of the Centre of Excellence in Skeletal Health Assessment, a group of bone diagnostic centre s in partnership with the University of Toronto Joint Department of Medical Imaging.
Our lab is equipped with a DXA machine (Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry), used for diagnosing osteoporosis. DXA uses a very low dose of x-ray – one scan uses about the same amount of radiation as you'd get from two hours of direct sunlight. In comparison, a standard chest x-ray would use about 10 to 20 times more radiation than what you'll be exposed to from a DXA bone density scan.
A bone density scan measures the mineral content of your bones – the greater the amount of minerals present, the higher the bone density. BMD measurements help your doctor determine whether your bones are healthy and normal or if they're weak and prone to fracture.
Toronto General HospitalMonday – Friday8:00am – 4:00pm
Toronto Western HospitalMonday – Friday8:00am – 4:00pm
Princess Margaret Cancer CentreMonday – Tuesday8:00am – 4:00pm
Phone: 416 340 3890
Mount Sinai Hospital Monday – Friday8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Phone: 416 586 4446
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