Imaging / DEXA (Bone Density Scanning)

DEXA (Bone Density Scanning)

As we begin to age, bone density may decrease due to a condition known as osteoporosis, which could lead to a higher incidence of fractures. Bone density scanning, or DEXA, is an enhanced form of X-ray technology used to measure bone loss. A safe, painless, non-invasive imaging exam, it is the most accurate test for the detection and monitoring of osteoporosis.

The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends the following have a DEXA scan:

  • Women 65 and older
  • Men 70 and older
  • If you break a bone after the age of 50
  • Menopausal age women who have osteoporosis risk factors
  • Post-menopausal women under age 65 who have osteoporosis risk factors
  • Men age 50-69 who have osteoporosis risk factors

DEXA Can Help Diagnose

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