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DEXA (Bone Density) Scan

DEXA (Bone Density) Scans

Queen’s Imaging offers bone densitometry scans, also called Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry or DEXA Scans. DEXA 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.

This imaging procedure is commonly used to diagnose osteoporosis and to assess an individual’s risk for developing fractures.

Radiation Exposure from DEXA Scans and Other Imaging Procedures

Read our brochure to learn more about exposure to ionizing radiation from imaging tests compared to naturally occurring background radiation.

Outside Resources

Find updated information about this modality from the Radiological Society of North America.