Osteoporosis, a disease that makes bones more fragile and likely to break,
is a major public health threat for 44 million Americans. Called
the silent thief, it progresses without symptoms or pain until a fracture occurs, typically
in the hip, spine, or wrist. Each year it leads to more than 1.5 million
fractures that can sometimes cause permanent disability. You could have
osteoporosis, or be at risk for developing it without knowing it.
Bone density testing is a safe, quick, non-invasive, painless procedure
which detects the disease at its earliest stages, when treatment is most
effective. Our center is equipped with two DEXA (Dual Energy X-Ray Absorpteometry)
scanners, the most advanced densitometry equipment available. Because
of its accuracy, low x-ray exposure and ability to measure both hip and
spine, it is considered the gold standard of bone density measurements.
These tests are also the only means of monitoring the success of treatment
or detecting the effects of other conditions or medications that can damage
Testing your bone density -- how strong your bones are - through a DEXA
scan is the only way to know for sure if you have osteoporosis. To schedule
a DEXA scan, please call 973-322-7888.
To expedite your registration, please complete this
Bone Densitometry Questionnaire and bring to your appointment.
The Osteoporosis Center located at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care
Center provides the most advanced diagnosis of osteoporosis in New Jersey.
We perform over 9,500 bone density tests a year. Our technologists are
trained and certified in bone densitometry by the International Society
of Clinical Densitometry (ISCD). Comprehensive reports, prepared by ISCD-certified
physicians, who are clinical experts in the diagnosis and treatment of
osteoporosis, are provided to both patient and referring physicians.
Educational programs include seminars to help you understand your bone
density report and monthly osteoporosis support group meetings. Individual
and group exercise programs, physical therapy and nutritional counseling
are also available at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center.
At the time of this posting, this information was accurate. However, due
to continual changes please confirm participation with your insurance carrier.
- Beech Street
- Consumer Health Center (CHN)
- Devon Healthcare
- Family Choice Alliance
- First Health
- Great West
- Health Network America
- Horizon BCBS Traditional/Direct 10
- Horizon BCBS Managed Care/ Direct 15
- Horizon NJ Health
- Private Health Care (PHCS)
- Saint Barnabas Health Plan
- SB Partnership (MEWA)
- Qualcare HMO/PPO
- United Healthcare