Bone Density Scan
Learn everything you need to know about the Bone Density Test, and DEXA.
DEXA scan stands for Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry, and the purpose of a DEXA scan is to measure bone loss. » Read more about: The Purpose of a DEXA Scan and Why You Might Need One »
A bone scan is the only way to diagnose osteoporosis before a broken bone happens. A bone density test, or DEXA scan, may be done on your hip or spine to estimate your bone density and determine if treatment is necessary. » Read more about: When to have a Bone Density Test to Detect Osteoporosis »
Bone density scans evaluate the health and strength of your bones. Typically, results are reported as a “T score,” which would be the bone density of a younger woman, or a “Z score”, which means your bone density is comparable to people of the same age. A number is then associated with the score. The more negative the number, the greater the bone loss. » Read more about: Reasons for Getting a Bone Density Scan »