Bone Density (DEXA)

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A DEXA scan, or Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry, is an imaging method that assesses and tracks alterations in bone density, with a primary focus on detecting indications of osteoporosis. This medical imaging and diagnostic procedure effectively informs individuals about their bone health or osteoporosis status and identifies potential risks for developing the condition.

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How to prepare for your DEXA scan.

During your exam

  • You will lie on a table while a scanner moves over the areas of interest.
  • The scan typically takes 10 to 20 minutes.