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What Is a DEXA Scan (Bone Density Scan)?

A DEXA scan is a form of x-ray technology used to measure bone loss. 

A DEXA scan, also known as bone density scan, is a form of x-ray technology used to measure bone loss. 

DEXA is the only test that can diagnose osteoporosis before a broken bone occurs. DEXA stands for dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry. It helps estimate the density of the bones and the patient's chance of breaking a bone. 

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