DEXA (Bone Densitometry)
What is DEXA?
A Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) test is a bone density study used to determine whether or not you have osteoporosis or low bone mass. It is a fast, safe and painless test that measures bone strength and can predict your risk for bone fracture. This test can also be used to detect tiny spinal fractures using Vertebral Fracture Assessment or VFA. In some cases, DEXA is used to monitor response to specific medications.
Unparalleled fracture risk assessment
The High Definition Instant Vertebral Assessment (IVA-HD) enables us to identify spine fractures with a fast, low-dose, single energy image that delivers twice the resolution that was previously available. In addition, the innovative CADfx quantifies the degree of vertebral compression and simplifies IVA interpretation.
In advance of your exam, please let the patient representative, radiologist or technologist know if you have had an MRI or CT scan within one (1) week of your scheduled appointment.
If you are pregnant, please tell our patient representative.