DXA – Bone Scans

Bone Densitometry (DXA)

Bone densitometry, also called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry or DXA, produces pictures of the lower spine, hips and forearms to measure bone loss.

It is used to diagnose osteoporosis and to assess an individual’s risk for developing fractures. DXA is simple, quick and noninvasive.

This exam requires no special preparation. Please leave all jewelry at home and make sure to wear loose, comfortable clothing. You may be asked to wear a gown.