How is a bone density scan performed?
During the scan, you must lie on a bed, usually on your back. The X-ray tube moves slowly over you. You must stay still and breathe calmly. To plan your activities, please note that the total duration of the visit can vary between 30 and 60 minutes, even if the exam itself only lasts about 20 minutes. To learn more about the exam process, visit our detailed page on bone density scanning.