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.
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.