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.

DEXA Bone Densitometry in San Diego at Imaging Healthcare Specialists

When preparing for a DEXA exam

A DEXA exam is fast, inexpensive, and requires no prior preparation. In advance of your exam, please your Imaging Healthcare Specialist patient representative, radiologist or technologist know if you have had a contrast MRI or CT scan within one (1) week of your scheduled appointment.

Clothing does not need to be removed. We recommend wearing cotton clothing with no buttons, or zippers and avoid underwire bras. Should you prefer, a gown will be available.

If you are pregnant, please tell your doctor or an Imaging Healthcare Specialists’ patient representative before your test.

Imaging Healthcare Specialists offers DEXA tests at 3 of the 11 greater San Diego area locations. To get your DEXA scan at one of our San Diego, Encinitas and Chula Vista locations, call us at (858) 658-6500 to schedule your DEXA scan today!

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