Dual Energy X-ray Absortiometry (DEXA) Scanning

Posted on December 5th, 2001 by

A DEXA scan is an imaging test that measures bone density by passing X-rays with two different energy levels through the bone. It is used to diagnose osteoporosis (decrease in bone mass and density). A DEXA is also called BMD scan, bone mineral density scan, or DXA.

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