Bone Densitometry

Bone densitometry, or DEXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry), measures the strength of your bones to determine whether you are at risk for developing osteoporosis or osteopenia (decreased bone mass) — osteopenia often develops into osteoporosis. This bone density scan is a fast, convenient and precise way to measure a human’s bone density. The analyzed report of the test results can help identify patients that are at risk for osteoporosis. Early detection can allow doctors to begin appropriate treatment when it can be most beneficial to slow the progression of disease and prevent fractures.