Dexa Scans (Bone Density)
A DEXA scan uses a large scanner with X-ray technology to measure bone density (amount of calcium and other minerals in the bone). Low bone density can lead to osteoporosis, a condition where your bones become weak and break easily. DEXA scans can detect weak or brittle bones before you have a fracture. It can also be used to monitor your bone density if you’re taking medicine to treat osteoporosis.