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Dexa Scan

Bone Densitometry is a noninvasive test performed to evaluate the density of the bones and assess for the presence of osteoporosis. This test uses low dose x-rays to assess the bones in the lower spine and hips, and sometimes the wrist. If bone density is decreased compared with normal, the risk for fracture is increased. When used over time, DEXA can detect even the smallest gain or loss in bone density