DEXA Scans

A DEXA Bone Density Scan, also called bone densitometry, uses X-rays to measure bone mineral density (BMD), most commonly in the spine, hips or wrists. It is the most accurate method available to diagnose osteoporosis, a disease that results in weak, brittle bones. The condition, which often affects women after menopause, can progress over time and cause the bones to become more likely to break. Unfortunately, many individuals don’t realize they have osteoporosis until this happens.