We know your time is valuable, which is why we are proud to offer the convenience of on-site radiology diagnostic services. Because we have comprehensive imaging in our office, our patients do not have to spend extra time travelling to another facility.


X-rays are just one method of confirming a diagnosis. An X-ray uses a digital system to produce an image that shows tissues, bones and organs. These images allow a doctor to see such issues as joint space narrowing, bone sclerosis, calcification, and the malalignment of joints and bones. X-rays are also important because they can show the progression of rheumatic disease.

Bone Density Testing

Bone densitometry is used to detect osteoporosis. Using radiology, this imaging measures bone loss by sending energy beams through the bones. The soft tissue and the bones absorb the energy and then measured.

The results of your bone density test results will show two scores: a T score and a Z score. The T score will tell you how dense your bones are compared to a young healthy adult of the same gender – when bone density is usually the strongest. The Z score will tell you the density of your bones compared to the average density of someone your age and the same gender.

A normal T score is -1.0 or higher. A T score of -2.5 or lower indicate osteoporosis.

To give your doctor accurate results, our equipment is professionally calibrated and checked regularly.

Bone Density (Dexa) Scan is performed in the Smithtown location

Rheumatology Associates of Long Island

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