Osteoporosis causes the bones to become more fragile and more likely to break and is usually found in older people. A DEXA scan evaluates or measures bone density. In this article, we will describe everything you need to know about a DEXA scan.
Diagnostic imaging tests are often used to treat various diseases, monitor areas of concern, and provide doctors with answers to important medical questions. At Rosetta Radiology, we offer various imaging services that help our radiologist best serve our patients needs. Bone density tests, also known as DEXA bone densitometry, are important when monitoring current or potential bone health issues.
Traditional X-ray technology is probably the most basic and rudimental form of imaging, yet even still it is a fundamental tool in the use of newer, more advanced imaging devices such as the DEXA scan, which utilizes ionizing technology to image the quality of bones and can be used to diagnose bone conditions and diseases. Let’s take a little dive into what it is, how it functions, and what to expect from it.
What do bones do? What are bones? If you were to ask someone these questions you would probably get responses like “bones support the body” and “the strong white things that have calcium".