The silent disease of our time.
DEXA (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry) is used to measure bone mineral density (BMD). The technique uses very low dose x-rays and is a safe and painless procedure. Low bone density or osteoporosis is a major determinant of fracture risk and is common, particularly in women following menopause. Measurement of the spine and hip is routinely performed.
Please bring any related exams you may have with you on the day of your examination.