Bone Density (DEXA)


Bone Density (DEXA) is a fast convenient way to measure bone density to determine the risk of developing osteopenia  and osteoporosis. 



  • Simple proven x-ray method
  • Safe low radiation 
  • Fast and comfortable… only takes minutes 
  • Easy… patient remains clothed
  • Painless… non-invasive, no injections 
  • Routine hip and lumbar, more accurate results than foot or smaller bony structures



Dexascan is used to diagnose osteoporosis in men and women with the following particular risk factors.

  • Female
  • Advanced age
  • History of bone fracture
  • A small thin frame
  • A family history of osteoporosis
  • Removal of the ovaries
  • Early menopause
  • A low calcium diet
  • Lack of exercise
  • Eating disorders
  • Certain medicines (such as steroids or anticonvulsants)
  • Alcohol and tobacco