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DEXA (Bone Density) Scans at Molokai General Hospital

Molokai General Hospital

280 Home Olu Place,
Kaunakakai, Hawaii 96748

Phone:
808-553-3132

Fax:
808-553-3135

Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 am

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DEXA (Bone Density) Scans

Molokai General Hospital’s Radiology Department uses bone densitometry, also called Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry or DEXA, which uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body (usually the lower spine and hips) to measure bone loss. It is commonly used to diagnose osteoporosis and to assess an individual’s risk for developing fractures.