As our clinical understanding of osteoporosis has improved, bone density analysis has become an important part of patient care. The Institute provides state-of-the-art analysis of bone density. Results of bone density assessment, (including evaluation for fractures in the thoracolumbar spine), are given to the patient immediately. These results are sent to the referring physician promptly to initiate treatment if indicated. As a reminder, calcium supplements should not be taken for 24 hours prior to your study.