Bone Mineral Density (BMD)
Diagnostic Imaging

The bone mineral density test is a computerized x-ray scan of your lower spine and hips. It measures how much calcium and other types of minerals are in an area of your bone. This test can help your health care provider identify osteoporosis, determine your risk of bone fractures and measure your response to treatment.

More about this service

Location, hours and contact information

Cape Breton Regional Hospital
Tel: 902-567-7778
Hours
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (as required, approx. two days per week)

Colchester East Hants Health Centre
Tel: 902-893-4321
Hours
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dartmouth General Hospital
Tel: 902-465-8318
Hours
Tuesday and Thursdays: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital
Tel: 902-634-3106
Hours
Monday to Friday:  8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Martha's Regional Hospital
Tel:  902-867-4500 ext 4524
Hours
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (as required, approx. two days per week)

Valley Regional Hospital
Tel: 902-679-3819  ext 2
Hours
Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Victoria Building - QEII
Tel: 902-473-7770
Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:  8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Tel: 1-877-742-2571
Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday:  1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

How do I get an appointment?

A referral from your doctor is required. 

Resources

Wait times

Current average wait times for bone mineral density testing with us can be found HERE