Bone Densitometry, or Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) is used to evaluate diseases of the bone or to evaluate treatment for diseases of the bone. A DEXA scan is a type of X-ray that uses tiny amounts of radiation to determine the bone density of the spine, hip and sometimes wrist.
A patient’s results are compared with the results of an average woman at age 30, which is considered the peak age for bone mass in women. This information can help a patient’s physician diagnose osteoporosis or determine what steps may need to be taken to protect the patient’s bone health. DEXA scans are easy, safe and non-invasive.
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