What is a DEXA Scan?
A Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry Scan (DEXA Scan) is a way of identifying if you are at higher risk of bone disorders by measuring bone density. It is capable of identifying disorders such as osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
DEXA scans are able to produce a detailed image of the bone as they use lower levels of X-ray beams during a quick and safe scan. The radiation of the scan is absorbed by the soft tissue and the bone, and detectors on the machine are able to measure the amount of radiation that passes though bones. DEXA scans are very safe as they require a low level of radiation.