Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg provides bone density exams with ACR accreditation. Densitometry or DEXA scan, commonly known as a bone density test, determines whether or not you have osteoporosis or are at risk of osteoporosis, a disease that causes bones to become fragile and more likely to break.
DEXA is today’s established standard for measuring bone mineral density (BMD).
DEXA is often performed on the lower spine or hips. In children and some adults, the whole body may sometimes be scanned.