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DEXA - Bone Density Scan

To discover your risk of developing osteoporosis or breaking a bone, ask your doctor about getting a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan at Adventist HealthCare Imaging.

What is a DEXA Bone Density Scan?

A DEXA Scan is a test that measures bone mineral density, providing information that helps you and your doctor protect your bone health.

Your doctor may recommend one or both of these low-radiation, painless procedures:

  • Peripheral (p-DEXA) – Evaluates bone density in your forearm and helps reveal whether you need a central DEXA scan
  • Central DEXA – Scans the hip and spine, the bones most likely to fracture if you have osteoporosis or osteopenia

Learn more about what happens during a bone density test.

How to Prepare for a DEXA Scan

Download our DEXA Scan Patient Guide for further information about what to expect, how to prepare, and what to bring the day of your screening.

Schedule an Appointment

Our team is dedicated to making your experience as seamless and pleasant as possible. For your convenience, same day openings are available for some tests. Request an appointment online or call 301-590-8999 to schedule today!

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