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What to expect during a DEXA scan

If your doctor has ordered you to take a DEXA scan, you may be wondering what to expect.  To put it simply, dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scans are non-invasive scans used to measure bone mineral density to determine if there is any bone loss.

What is a DEXA scan?

A bone-density test is a fast and non-invasive way to determine the strength of your bones. The DEXA scan uses low energy x-rays to create detailed pictures of the body to determine bone loss. This test is commonly used to […]

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Why You May Need A Bone Density 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.

MRIs Can Help Detect Bone Abnormality

MRIs are helpful for detecting early stages of numerous diseases, or abnormalities. In a recently published article in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, it appears that MRIs can be more effective than standard bone testing in detecting bone abnormalities in patients with multiple myeloma.
Multiple myeloma is cancer of the blood that affects the plasma cells, which are important to the immune system helping produce antibodies. Characterized by excess production of abnormal plasma cells; symptoms include increased risk of bacterial infections and impaired immune responses. This also affects the bone, diagnosed patients will experience low bone density, cancerous cells surrounding bone, […]