Bone Density (DEXA)

Chest X-Ray

A DEXA scan is an imaging technique used to measure and monitor changes in bone density. This procedure is most commonly used to look for signs of osteoporosis. A DEXA scan can let patients know whether or not they have osteoporosis or if they are at risk for developing the disease.

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Know what to expect from your DEXA visit

During your exam

  • You will lie on a table while a scanner moves over the areas of interest.
  • The scan typically takes 10 to 20 minutes.