Bone Density

What is Bone Density?dexa-002-300x225

Bone Density also called Dexa Scan, is X-ray technology that is used to measure bone loss. It is today’s established standard for measuring bone loss and is most often performed on the lower spine, both hips, or wrist.

Dexa is used to diagnose osteoporosis, a condition that often affects women after menopause, but may also be found in men. Osteoporosis involves a gradual loss of calcium, as well as structural changes, causing the bones to become thinner, fragile and more likely to break.

Most scans take ten minutes to complete.