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Bone density scanning, also called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) or bone densitometry, is an enhanced form of x-ray technology that is used to measure bone loss or the presence of osteoporosis. DEXA is today's established standard for measuring bone mineral density (BMD). DEXA is most often performed on the lower spine and hips. In children and some adults, the whole body is sometimes scanned.
Who should get a DEXA Bone Density Scan for Osteoporosis?
DEXA Bone Density Scans are recommended if you have risk factors including:
How do I prepare for my DEXA Bone Density Scan?
Exam time for Bone DEXA Scan: approximately 30 minutes.
To schedule a DEXA Bone Density Scan, call Scheduling Services at 719-776-8010.For more information on The Center for Women's Imaging, call 719-776-5118.
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