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Bone Densitometry

A DEXA scan is an imaging test that measures bone density. DEXA scan results can provide helpful details about your risk for osteoporosis and fractures. This test can also measure your body composition, such as body fat and muscle mass.

Our DEXA machines can only accommodate patients

20 years of age and older.


DEXA Services 

DEXA Scans Offered:

Bone Density Mineral Scan

For people over the age of 50, managing bone health is as important as eating healthy food, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep.

While family history, age, and the sex of patients can increase the likelihood of developing osteoporosis and bone breaks, making healthier lifestyle choices and obtaining routine bone density exams today can help reduce the risk of painful fractures tomorrow.

According to the ACR, bone density scans are

recommended for the following:

  • All women age 65 years and older and men age 70 years and older (asymptomatic screening)

  • Women younger than age 65 years who have additional risk for osteoporosis, based on medical history and other findings

Additional risk factors for osteoporosis include:

  • estrogen deficiency

  • a history of maternal or paternal hip fracture that occurred after the age of 50 years

  • low body mass

  • women younger than age 65 years or men younger than age 70 years who have additional risk factors including:

    • current use of cigarettes​

    • loss of height

    • thoracic kyphosis

  • individuals of any age with bone mass osteopenia or fragility fracture on imaging studies such as x-rays, CT, or MRI

  • individuals age 50 years and older who develop a wrist, hip, spine, or proximal humerus fracture with minimal or no trauma, excluding pathologic fractures

  • individuals of any age who develop one or more insufficiency fractures

  • individuals being considered for pharmacologic therapy for osteoporosis

  • individuals being monitored to:

    • assess the effectiveness of osteoporosis drug therapy​

    • follow up medical conditions associated with abnormal BMD


*Self Pay Only 

This test measures body fat and gives a three-dimensional measurement of:

  • fat tissue mass (subcutaneous fat and internal visceral fat)

  • lean muscle mass

  • total body mineral content

Radiation from this test is minimal- one/twentieth of a chest x-ray. In simpler terms, it is less than a one-way flight across the country and is less than a daily dose of natural background radiation.

All DEXA scans require an order from your health care provider.

Reports Included with
DEXA for Body Composition Exam

DEXA Brochure

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