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Billings, MT 59101
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Bone Density Testing  

Osteoporosis and associated fractures can rob you of your mobility and your independence. Osteoporosis is a disease that reduces the strength of our bones, causing them to become brittle and prone to fractures. Approximately 50% of women and 1 in 4 men over the age of 50 have osteoporosis or low bone density and are at risk of an osteoporosis-related fracture.

Today there are a variety of effective ways to manage osteoporosis. Early detection using a bone mineral density test, or DXA (dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry), is the best way to protect yourself from the debilitating effects of this all-too-common condition.

The bone density test is a simple, painless, noninvasive procedure. You will be asked to lie perfectly still on a padded table while a movable arm passes over the area to be tested (for example: hips, spine, or forearm). This is not to be confused with a bone scan which is a much more lengthy and invasive procedure done in the nuclear medicine department of most hospitals.

The scan takes only about 10 minutes but you should expect to be in the scan room approximately one half hour for tech preparations, questions, explanations and education.

There is very little radiation exposure during the bone mineral density test. For example, a spine BMD test delivers less radiation than one day outside from natural background radiation. As with any medical procedure, be sure to inform your physician or technologist if you are pregnant.

Preparation includes NOT taking any calcium or vitamins before your test the day of your exam and to wear comfortable clothing. It is helpful to wear clothing with minimal metal buttons, snaps and zippers covering the hip and spine area.

The diagnosis you will receive from your baseline test is called your T-Score. This information will help your doctor determine if you need to take any specific steps to protect your bone health. Follow-up exams are recommended every two years especially for those who find that they have low bone density.

 
             
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Infusion Services  

Our office offers infusion services for a variety of medications, including Remicade, Rituxan, Orencia, Actemra, Benlysta, Boniva, and Zoledronic Acid.

When the decision has been made that infusion is the best treatment for your disease you will be given educational
material about that particular medication. You may also be given an order for labs or a tuberculosis skin test (PPD) prior
to starting certain medications. After we receive results of those tests and your provider determines that it will be safe for
you to start receiving infusions, our benefit verification department contacts your insurance company to ascertain your
benefits and obtain prior authorization, if required.

We understand that long-term treatments, such as infusions, can have a significant financial impact to our patients.
We provide an estimate of what your infusions will cost prior to scheduling, so that you can make the final decision
about whether or not you would like to start the treatment.

 Actemra      Orencia     Remicade      Rituxan      Benlysta      Boniva     Zoledronic Acid

 
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)  

We are also able to perform extremity magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at our office. The use of extremity MRI offers the possibility of early detection of disease processes. Early detection and intervention is exceptionally important in rheumatology.

If your provider recommends for you to have an extremity MRI at our office, one of our imaging technicians will contact you to do a safety screening. There are some surgeries and health conditions that could make it unsafe for you to have an MRI. If you are approved as being safe to have an MRI, our benefit verification department will contact your insurance company to determine if that is a covered benefit under your insurance plan. Our office will obtain prior authorization, if needed. We will then contact you with an estimate of your out of pocket cost. You can then decide if you would like to have this service performed.

 
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Lab - Quest Diagnostics Patient Service Center  

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Contact: (406) 256-2176       FAX: (406) 256-7350         708 Broadwater Avenue, Suite 2 • Billings, MT 59101

   
Clinical Research  

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Northwest Research & Education Institute • 175 N 27th St, Suite 603 • Billings, MT 59101