What is Densitometry?
Bone densitometry or DEXA scan (dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry) can conveniently see how dense your bones are.
Using a very small dose of X-ray, the technologist to diagnose osteoporosis, osteopenia or other general bone loss. This can help you and your doctor to create a game plan to reduce your risk of osteoporotic fractures.
What to Know For Your DEXA Scan
- Dress comfortably.
- Avoid wearing clothing with metal in them, such as zippers, clips or snaps and leave your jewelry at home.
- The technologist will request you remove all items containing metal prior to your exam.