DEXA Bone Densitometry
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, conditions that commonly affect women after menopause and, in some cases, men. DEXA at Imaging Healthcare Specialists in San Deigo is a fast, safe and painless test that measures bone strength and can predict your risk for bone fracture. DEXA may also be used as a follow-up procedure to monitor response to specific medications.
Osteoporosis is a disease that is gaining increased attention as more people live longer, and with early detection, a number of treatments are available to maintain or improve bone density. All women over 65 and men over 65 with low testosterone levels should be screened for osteoporosis.
To learn more or schedule your DEXA test, please call Imaging Healthcare Specialists at (858) 658-6500.