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Dexa (Osteogram)

Dexa

Bone density tests are performed on the Dexa machine. These tests measure the bonedexa.jpg density in various sites of the body.

A bone density test can detect osteoporosis before a fracture occurs, predict your chances of fracturing in the future, and determine your rate of bone loss.

The patient lies on a table on their back and a scan is done of the lower spine, hip joint, and occasionally the wrist joint. The test is painless and uses very low amounts of radiation.

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