What is Bone Densitometry (DEXA)?
Bone densitometry uses medical images to evaluate the density of bone—meaning the weight of tissue in a given unit of bone (grams per centimeter, for example). Below-normal bone density can indicate problems such as calcium loss from osteoporosis, a condition most common in women after menopause, but that also sometimes affects men or younger women.
RMI offers a state-of-the-art method of bone densitometry called DEXA, which uses an advanced form of X-ray technology that provides information about the thickness of bones by measuring their absorption of the X-rays.
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Preparing for Bone Densitometry (DEXA)
Unlike many other medical examinations, no special preparation is required. There are no needles, dietary restrictions, or other preparation.