Bone density scan

Bone density scan: Also called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) or bone densitometry, this exam is used to measure bone mineral density (BMD), principally to diagnose and measure treatment for osteoporosis and osteopenia. The test uses low dose x-ray and is a non invasive test. Eating disorders are commonly associated with osteoporosis and osteopenia. The test may be ordered early in treatment or further along if there are ongoing concerns about bone health. 

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