What is DEXA SCAN and for what is used for? – Prof. Dr. Nada Marina

Densitometry, also called dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, DEXA, or DXA, uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to produce images of the inside of the body (usually the lower (or lumbar) spine and hips) to measure bone loss. It is commonly used to diagnose osteoporosis and to assess an individual’s risk of developing osteoporotic fractures. […]