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Osteoporosis causes thinning and weakening of normal bone. The best way to test for osteoporosis is with a bone density test.
Also called bone densitometry or dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA or DEXA), a bone density scan is a form of X-ray technology used to measure bone loss. The test is most often performed on the lower spine and hips. It can help diagnose osteoporosis and track treatment progress.
Bone density scans are typically recommended for
To schedule your bone density screening, please call (805) 389-5655 Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.