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DEXA

DEXA, or dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry, uses a small amount of low dose x-rays to measure bone loss.  We study bone density in the lumbar vertebral bodies, hip and wrist.

What to expect?

  • You will be provided with your own private locked dressing room which has an area to hang your clothing. You will be asked to remove any clothing, jewelry, or other objects that could obscure the x-ray. If you are asked to remove clothing, you will be given a gown to wear.
  • The study takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.
  • Please hold calcium supplements for 24 hours prior to your procedure.