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Bone Density Scanning DEXA

Bone density scanning, also called DEXA (dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry), is an enhanced form of X-ray technology that uses very low amounts of radiation to measure minerals in the bone and identify bone density.

When mineral content is high, bones are denser and stronger. Regular screenings can help catch bone demineralization before it reaches the point of osteopenia or osteoporosis and can predict the likelihood of an osteoporosis-related fracture.

DEXA scans are used to:

Determine risk of bones fractures
Evaluate bone strength
Detect bone loss and diagnose other conditions found in the bones
Diagnose or identify risk of osteoporosis
Monitor effectiveness of osteoporosis treatments
Determine treatment plans or supplements for overall bone health
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