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Bone Densitometry

Bone densitometry, also called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA), is an enhanced form of x-ray technology used to measure bone loss. DXA is today's established standard for measuring bone mineral density. DXA is most often performed on the lower spine and hips. Bone densitometry is used to diagnose osteoporosis and follow response to osteoporosis treatment.