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DEXA - Bone Density

Benefits of DEXA - Bone Density

Bone density testing is often performed to help determine if a patient is at increased risk of osteoporosis, a disease that causes bones to become more fragile and likely to break. Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) is the most accurate test available to measure bone density. This test is fast and painless and is often performed as a screening test.  Your physician will be able to discuss the benefits of this screening test with you.

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