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Why Consider Bone Density Testing?

May 6, 2018 8:23:00 AM

Posted by Diane Campbell

What is bone density testing?

Bone density testing, also known as DEXA (an acronym for dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry) scanning, is a way of assessing bone mineral density using advanced, low-dose X-ray technology. It’s commonly used to diagnose osteoporosis, a condition involving gradual loss of calcium that causes bones to thin and become more vulnerable to breaks, and osteopenia (decreased bone mass).[1]

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