Bone Densitometry (DEXA), which stands for Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry, produces an intense narrow beam of radiation that quickly and precisely measures bone density.
This is the most effective technique to diagnose osteoporosis, a disease which causes bones to fracture easily and effects primarily women. Your bone health is determined by the amount of bone loss recorded.
The DEXA Scan is a safe, painless, non-invasive exam. You will be positioned on the exam table and the computer will calculate your score and from this information the radiologists can diagnose whether your bones are showing signs of osteoporosis. It is recommended to have a baseline scan at 45-50 years of age.