WHAT IS DEXA?
DEXA is a scan to measure bone density. Bone densitometry is a simple and noninvasive procedure that is used to measure bone mass and assists in the diagnosis of osteoporosis.
Basically, all you have to do is lie flat on a table while the scanner moves over the top of your body. Generally, the bone density is measured at different sites in the body, usually both hips (and femurs) and the spine (or vertebral column). If you have had both hips surgically replaced or if you have had surgery on your spine, an alternative site may be chosen. The actual scanning time is about 10 minutes per site but you should allot 40 minutes for the entire procedure.
For more information regarding DEXA please visit RadiologyInfo.org
DEXA exams offered:
- Osteoporosis Screening
- Fracture Risk Assessment FRAX
- Vertebral Fracture Assessment
- Body Fat Measurement
Appointments are available by referral only
Monday-Friday from 7:00 am to 7:30 pm
Saturdays from 9am to 2pm
Tech(s): Amber, Louella