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Bone Densitometry

Bone Densitometry Treatment

Bone densitometry (also called bone density test or DXA scan) is a non-invasive, evaluation procedure that uses X-rays to measure bone mass or the weight of the skeleton. The amount of bone in the skeleton determines how strong it is. Bone densitometry is often used to measure bone mass in the spine, hips and arms, as these are the areas most likely to fracture when bone mass is low. Bone densitometry is not used to provide a diagnosis, but is used in combination with other procedures, along with personal and family medical history, to provide information toward or to support a diagnosis.