Osteoporosis Testing at the Rose Breast Center
Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scans
Rose Medical Center offers bone density testing with Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) scan (the gold standard in osteoporosis diagnosis). Our brand-new state-of-the-art machine provides an X-ray scan that uses a small amount of radiation to take images of bones in the body. Testing of the bones in the spine and hip is called central DXA; testing of the arms and legs is called peripheral DXA.
The images are used to determine the density of the bones, which helps your physician determine if you have osteoporosis, a bone-thinning disease, and the likelihood of future fractures/ damage to your bones.
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