What is Bone Densitometry (DEXA)?
Bone densitometry evaluates the density of bone — meaning the bone mineral density 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 one that 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 to provide information about the thickness of bones by measuring their absorption of the X-rays. DEXA stands for Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry.
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Preparing for Bone Densitometry (DEXA)
Unlike other medical examinations, no special preparation is required. There are no needles, dietary restrictions, or other preparation.